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The DC Code: § 4-1402 "Child-placing agency" defined; license required.

Index4 Public Care Systems. (Refs & Annos)
a
Any person, firm, corporation, association, or public agency that receives or accepts a child under 16 years of age and places or offers to place such child for temporary or permanent care in a family home other than that of a relative within the third degree shall be deemed to be maintaining a child-placing agency. No child-placing agency shall be maintained in the District of Columbia without a license issued by the Mayor of the District of Columbia; provided, that notwithstanding any provisions of § 4-1404 such a license shall be issued forthwith to any corporation or association chartered by special act of Congress and having under its charter the purposes or powers of a child-placing agency as herein defined.
b
Any license issued pursuant to this section shall be issued as a Public Health: Child Health and Welfare endorsement to a basic business license under the basic business license system as set forth in subchapter I-A of Chapter 28 of Title 47.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 32-1002. 1973 Ed., § 32-782. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-38, in subsec. (b), substituted "Public Health: Child Health and Welfare endorsement to a basic business license under the basic" for "Class A Public Health: Child Health and Welfare endorsement to a master business license under the master". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3(f) of Streamlining Regulation Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-145, August 11, 2003, 50 DCR 6896). Legislative History of Laws Law 3-59 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 3-193, which was referred to the Committee on Human Resources. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on January 22, 1980, and February 5, 1980, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on February 26, 1980, it was assigned Act No. 3-155 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 12-261, the "Second Omnibus Regulatory Reform Amendment Act of 1998," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 12-615, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 1, 1998, and December 15, 1998, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 31, 1999, it was assigned Act No. 12-615 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 12-261 became effective on April 20, 1999. For Law 15-38, see notes following § 4-412. DC CODE § 4-1402 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 22, 1944, 58 Stat. 193, ch. 174, § 2; Apr. 23, 1980, D.C. Law 3-59, § 2(a), 27 DCR 983; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-261, § 2003(z), 46 DCR 3142; Oct. 28, 2003, D.C. Law 15-38, § 3(f), 50 DCR 6913.)