(1) A person may not maintain or operate a youth care facility for any child or children
within the meaning of this part without first securing a license from the department.
(2) A kinship care provider who provides unlicensed care for a child placed pursuant
to the legal authority of the department must receive approval in writing from the
(3) An extended family member, as defined by the department, who provides unlicensed
care for a youth who receives services provided through the department's developmental
disabilities program, mental health program, or medicaid home and community-based
services waiver program must receive approval in writing from the department.
(4) The department may not charge a fee for a license or approval granted under this
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