§49-3-2. Approval of incorporation of child care organizations.
Before issuing a charter for the incorporation of any organization having as its purpose the receipt of children for care or for placement in family homes, the secretary of state shall provide a copy of the petition, together with any other information in his possession pertaining to the proposed corporation, to the state department, and no charter for any such corporation shall be issued unless the state department shall first certify to the secretary of state that it has investigated the need for the services proposed and the merits of the proposed charitable corporation and recommends the issuance thereof; applications for amendments of any existing charter shall be similarly referred and shall be granted only upon similar approval.