California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 1597.531




(a) All family day care homes for children shall maintain in force either liability insurance covering injury to clients and guests in the amount of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) per occurrence and three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) in the total annual aggregate, sustained on account of the negligence of the licensee or its employees, or a bond in the aggregate amount of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000).  In lieu of the liability insurance or the bond, the family day care home may maintain a file of affidavits signed by each parent with a child enrolled in the home which meets the requirements of this subdivision.  The affidavit shall state that the parent has been informed that the family day care home does not carry liability insurance or a bond according to standards established by the state.  If the provider does not own the premises used as the family day care home, the affidavit shall also state that the parent has been informed that the liability insurance, if any, of the owner of the property or the homeowners' association, as appropriate, may not provide coverage for losses arising out of, or in connection with, the operation of the family day care home, except to the extent that the losses are caused by, or result from, an action or omission by the owner of the property or the homeowners' association, for which the owner of the property or the homeowners' association would otherwise be liable under the law.  These affidavits shall be on a form provided by the department and shall be reviewed at each licensing inspection.

(b) A family day care home that maintains liability insurance or a bond pursuant to this section, and that provides care in premises that are rented or leased or uses premises which share common space governed by a homeowners' association, shall name the owner of the property or the homeowners' association, as appropriate, as an additional insured party on the liability insurance policy or bond if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The owner of the property or governing body of the homeowners' association makes a written request to be added as an additional insured party.

(2) The addition of the owner of the property or the homeowners' association does not result in cancellation or nonrenewal of the insurance policy or bond carried by the family day care home.

(3) Any additional premium assessed for this coverage is paid by the owner of the property or the homeowners' association.

(c) As used in this section, “homeowners' association” means an association of a common interest development, as defined in Sections 4080 and 4100 of the Civil Code .





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