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Crisis Nursery

"Crisis Nursery" means a facility licensed by the Department pursuant to Section 1516 of the Health and Safety Code to provide short-term, 24-hour non-medical residential care and supervision for children under six years of age, who are either:

(A) Voluntarily placed by a parent or legal guardian due to a family crisis or a stressful situation, for no more than 30 days, or

(B) Temporarily placed by the county child welfare services agency for no more than 14 days, unless the Department issues an exception.