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State of Emergency   

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(a) If a state of emergency is declared by the Governor, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may waive any requirements of this code or regulations adopted pursuant to this code relating to child care and development programs operated pursuant to this chapter only to the extent that enforcement of the regulations or requirements would directly impede disaster relief and recovery efforts or would disrupt the current level of service in child care and development programs.

(b) If a state of emergency is declared by the Governor, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may waive, any requirements of this code or regulations adopted pursuant to this code relating to child nutrition programs in child care and development programs operated pursuant to this chapter only to the extent that enforcement of the regulations or requirements would directly impede disaster relief and recovery efforts or would disrupt the current level of service in child care and development programs.

(c) A waiver granted pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) shall not exceed 45 calendar days.

(d) For purposes of this section, "state of emergency" includes fire, flood, earthquake, or a period of civil unrest.

(e) If a request for a waiver pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) is for a child care and development program or child nutrition program that receives federal funds and the waiver may be inconsistent with the state plan or any federal law or regulations governing the program, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall seek and obtain approval of the waiver from the appropriate federal agency prior to granting the waiver.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 61, Sec. 1.)