California Welfare and Institutions Code Statutory History

Welfare and Institutions Code: The range of issues addressed in this Code includes services relating to welfare, dependent children, mental health, handicapped, elderly, delinquency, foster care, Medi-Cal, food stamps, rehabilitation, and long-term care, just to name a few. While codified in 1937, its historical derivation can be traced to the 1800s. The Code has been substantively and extensively amended since 1937. For example, the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act is one of the areas in the Code which, since 1982, has seen consistent and substantive amendments following the lead of constituents seeking to improve this area of the law.

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Welfare and Institutions Code Sections

Section 148.3: Enacted in 1959.

Section 300: Derived from former uncodified section 1, enacted in 1909.

Section 361: Added in 1976; and amended 23 more times.

Section 827: Added in 1961 and amended numerous time thereafter.

Section 4800: Derived from former Health and Safety Code section 38450, enacted in 1971.

Section 5328: Enacted in 1967.

Section 5330: Enacted in 1967.

Section 10950: Enacted in 1965.

Section 11004: Derived from former Welfare and Institutions Code section 104.2, enacted in 1951.

Section 14019.4: Enacted in 1976.

Section 14087.28: Enacted in 1982.

Section 14109.5: Added in 1982 and amended three times thereafter.

Section 14123.25: Enacted in 2000.

Section 14124.2: Enacted in 1970.

Section 14170: Enacted in 1977.

Section 14251: Derived from former Welfare and Institutions Code section 14251, enacted in 1972.

Section 14479: Derived from former Welfare and Institutions Code section 14479, enacted in 1974.

Section 14499.6: Added in 1989 and amended in 1993.

Sections 15600 et seq.: Derived from former Welfare and Institutions Code section 15600, the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, enacted in 1982.

Section 15610.07: Derived from former Welfare and Institutions Code section 15610(4), enacted in 1982.

Section 15610.30: Derived from former Welfare and Institutions Code section 9380(d), enacted in 1983.

Section 15610.57: Derived from former Welfare and Institutions Code section 15610, enacted in 1982.

Section 15610.7: Added in 2013 and never amended.

Section 15630: Derived from former Welfare and Institutions Code section 15630, enacted in 1982.

Section 15657: Enacted in 1991.

Section 15657.5: Derived from former Welfare and Institutions code section 15657, enacted in 1991.

Section 16061.8: Added in 1997 and amended in 2000 and 2010.