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26-6-14 Categories of child welfare agency licenses.
     26-6-14.   Categories of child welfare agency licenses. A child welfare agency shall be licensed, as provided in this chapter, for activities which fall within one or more of the following categories:
             (1)      The providing of group care, maintenance, supervision, and protection of children on a regular full-time basis as a substitute for regular parental care, with or without compensation, in a nonfamily group setting, which shall be known as an intensive residential treatment center, a residential treatment center, a group care center, or as a group home as each shall be defined by standards established pursuant to § 26-6-16;
             (2)      The providing of care, maintenance, supervision, and protection of a child, or children, as a substitute for regular parental care, without transfer of legal custody or placement for adoption, with or without compensation, on a regular full-time basis in a family home, which shall be known as a foster home;
             (3)      The providing of group care and supervision of children on a regular basis for part of a day as a supplement to regular parental care, with or without compensation, for twenty-one or more children, including children under the age of six living in the home and children from more than one unrelated family received for day care, in any facility, including a family home, which is known as a day care center;
             (4)      The receiving and placement of children in foster homes or for adoption, with or without compensation, as a regular activity of any agency formed for such purpose, or the performance of such services as an adjunct to other regular activities, and any such agency shall be known as a child-placement agency;
             (5)      The providing of care for pregnant girls or women or the care of a mother and infant after birth, with or without compensation. Any agency performing such services shall be known as a maternity home;
             (6)      The providing of group care and supervision of children on a regular basis for part of a day as a supplement to regular parental care, with or without compensation, for thirteen to twenty children, including children under the age of six living in the home and children from more than one unrelated family received for day care, in any facility, including a family home, which is known as a group family day care home;
             (7)      The providing of care and supervision of children on a regular basis before and after regular school hours which does not exceed four hours daily per child shall be known as a before and after school day care program;
             (8)      The providing of supervision and training in self-sufficiency and responsible independent living for youth aged sixteen through twenty years of age who are wards of the state, which is known as an independent living preparation program.

Source: SDC Supp 1960, § 55.3706 as added by SL 1965, ch 248, § 1; SL 1972, ch 152; SL 1979, ch 170, § 2; SL 1982, ch 198; SL 1988, ch 207, §§ 3, 4; SL 1988, ch 209, § 1; SL 1989, ch 139, § 2; SL 1993, ch 196; SL 2005, ch 138, § 1.


Chapter 26-6

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