The California Department of Social Services helps children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and promote independence. The California Department of Social Services falls under the California Health and Human Services agency. The Department of Social Services focuses more on families and children.
The programs that the California Department of Social Services offers help communities with team leaders and social service agencies. To help protect the general public and enforce the rules and regulations of their bylaws, the California Department of Social Services may require certain surety bonds to be held when applicants request certain types of permits and licenses.
The most common types of surety bonds that are required by the California Department of Social Services include:
California Community Care Bond
The California Community Care Bone is required for anyone who seeks a license for a Community Care Facility. This bond helps ensure that license holders will properly handle all funds. This relates to any amount handled for adult residential, adult day, and social rehabilitation programs. The amount of the bond starts at $1,000 and goes up depending on the amount of money the facility handles.
California Patient Trust Surety Bond
All licensed nursing homes and long-term care facilities must have a California Patient Trust Surety Bond. The bond is in regards to handling money within the facility and helps safeguard clients from the mishandling or misappropriation of funds. The bon amount varies depending on how much funds are handled within the facility, but the minimum amount is $1,000.
California Home Care Organization Dishonesty Bond
Before a Home Care Organization License is issued, an applicant must first have a California Home Care Organization Dishonesty Bond. These bonds must be for at least the amount of $10,000. The bonds help in the event of a client’s wrongdoing. This could be in the event of theft, embezzlement, fraud, deceit, and more.