Child Care Center, Family Child Care Home and Group Family Child Care Home Licensing Changes Due to COVID-19


218-RICR-70-00-10 ACTIVE RULE EMERGENCY RULE

Title 218 Department of Human Services
Chapter 70 Office of Child Care Licensing
Subchapter 00
Part 10 Child Care Center, Family Child Care Home and Group Family Child Care Home Licensing Changes Due to COVID-19
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 06/23/2020 to 09/07/2020

Regulation Authority :

Executive Order 20-02

Purpose and Reason :

Amendent to current emergency rule:

§ 10.2.1, 10.3.1, 10.4.1 Increasing capacity of Licensed Child Care Centers, Licensed Family Child Care, and Licensed Group Child Care Homes

§10.2.5, 10.3.4, 10.4.4 Added possible consequence for a provider receiving a corrective action plan

§10.4.1 Added " unless they receive DHS approval to do so" in relative to child care centers adding new half walls, dividers or partitions.

§10.2.5, 10.3.4, 10.4.4 Removed the posting of the COVID-19 approval form.

§10.4.3 Removed "household" and added "any child who attends or their family member"

Editorial Notes :

The agency filed this emergency amendment to update language and provisions of the emergency adoption filed on 05/10/2020. The effective dates of this emergency amendment filing were therefore edited to ensure the provisions of the initial emergency adoption do not exceed the period of effectiveness allowable by law.

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :

This amendment is required in order to provide safe childcare to working families during the COVID-19 crisis. These regulations will help to promote the health and safety of children and child care staff during this crisis.