Residential Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • An applicant for vendorization is required to have a minimum one-year hands-on experience working with consumers (not family) in a licensed residential or day program setting. (volunteers hours must be documented and equate to over one year).
  • Complete the licensing process with Community Care Licensing (CCL). Contact the appropriate CCL office listed below to request information regarding the next orientation to develop the residential/day program for the age group you choose to work with: children (0-17 years old); adults (18-59 years old); and the elderly (60 and above).
    • Los Angeles and Tri-County Adult Licensing Office, 1000 Corporate Center Dr., Suite 500, Monterey Park, CA 91754 (323) 980-4934.
    • Los Angeles and Tri-Coastal Counties Children’s Residential Program Regional Office, 1000 Corporate Center Dr., Suite 200A, Monterey Park, CA 91754 (323) 981- 3425.
    • Los Angeles Metro and Valley Children’s Residential Program Regional Office, 6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 210, Culver City, CA 90230 (310) 568-1807.
  • Provide written evidence of completion of SCLARC’s Residential Services Orientation Training. To be eligible for the course you must have an Administrator Certificate from CCL. The course is held in January and July at SCLARC. Enrollments are one month prior. The course is limited to 25 participants and it fills up quickly.
  • Note that the maximum capacity for all new SCLARC residential development is four persons, effective October 15, 1998.
  • Also, note that the licensee must meet minimum requirements specified in number 1-3 of this announcement.

Program Design Review and Approval

Submit a program design appropriate for the level of services you plan to provide. Please note that if consumers are currently residing in your home, at least 50% must require the level of care you are requesting. Refer to Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Section 56013 for program design requirements.

In addition to what is outlined in the regulations, your program design must include the following:

  • Medication Preparation and Dispensing Procedures.
  • Statement indicating that Medication Logs will be maintained.
  • Emergency Disaster Plan.
  • Consumer Medical Emergency Procedures.
  • Staffing Emergency Procedures.
  • Consumer Hydration Policy.
  • Statement indicating that a Menu will be posted.
  • Consumer Grievance Procedure.
  • Neighborhood Complaint Procedure.
  • Sample Activity Schedule.
  • Sample Staff Schedule.
  • Copy of Personnel Policies.

Vendorization Process

A vendor application packet will be given to you after SCLARC confirms that you have met the minimum requirements and your program design is approved. For further information regarding development, you may contact a SCARC resource developer.