Child Care licensees in Long Beach have the difficult task of reconciling business considerations with Title 22 regulations. Unfortunately, pragmatic business considerations such as staffing and the ages of children in care often run counter to the strict provisions of Title 22. When this occurs the LPA may target the day care facility and issue numerous deficiency citations which in turn prompt D.S.S. to revoke the child care center or family child care home license.
Accusation, Notice of Defense
Notice of a license revocation action comes in the form of a legal document titled “Accusation,” which contains the allegations supporting revocation of the license along with information on filing a Notice of Defense. Once the Accusation is received the licensee has limited time to file a Notice of Defense to preserve their right to a formal administrative hearing. On the other hand, if the Notice of Defense is not timely filed the licensee may forfeit their license.
Michael Benavides defense child care centers and family child care homes in license revocation actions. He regularly faces the Legal Division of the Department of Social Services in formal administrative hearings and works with their attorneys in settlement negotiations. To learn more about retaining Michael Benavides and defending your day care license call (916) 596-1018.
Attorney Michael Benavides began defending child care centers and family child care homes after receiving an LLM in Law and Government with Certification in Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice and Health Law & Policy. Today he defends Northern and Southern California child care providers in license revocation actions.