§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.