(a) The State Department of Social Services shall convene a working group to develop recommendations for minimum safety requirements for playgrounds at child care centers.
(b) The working group shall include, but not be limited to, child care center operators, including representatives of the Professional Association for Childhood Education, the California Child Care Health Program, the Children's Advocacy Institute, the State Department of Public Health, and certified playground inspectors.
(c) The working group shall use the national guidelines published by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and those regulations adopted pursuant to this article as a reference in developing its recommendations. However, the State Department of Social Services shall determine minimum safety requirements that are protective of child health on playgrounds at child care centers.
(d) The working group shall submit its playground safety recommendations to the State Department of Social Services by September 1, 2001.
(e) The working group shall submit its recommendations to the Legislature by November 1, 2001.
(f) This section shall be construed as a continuation of former Section 115736.
(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 483, Sec. 27.)