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Amending Rules Governing License-Exempt Providers
Amending Rules Governing License-Exempt Providers

The Early Learning Council will begin formal rulemaking to amend rules governing license-exempt child care providers accepting federal subsidies. The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 requires states and territories to conduct health and safety monitoring inspections for all child care providers who accept federal funding from the Child Care and Development Fund. The Early Learning Council will promulgate rules covering the on-site health and safety monitoring of licensed-exempt providers serving families receiving subsidies, now referred to as “Regulated Subsidy Providers.”

OAR Chapter 414 Division 180.

The Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014 requires the Early Learning Division to begin annual health and safety inspections of license exempt child care providers who accept federal subsidies. ORS 329A.505 authorizes the Office of Child Care to conduct on-site inspections when such inspections are required under federal law and authorizes the Office of Child Care to require improvements or corrections necessary to bring provider into compliance.

The Early Learning Council adopted administrative rules in June 2016 applicable to home-based Regulated Subsidy Providers. The rule revisions currently under consideration include revisions necessary to incorporate rules for center-based child care facilities and providers accepting subsidies.

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Public comment will be accepted through December 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Comments may be emailed to Lisa.pinheiro@ode.state.or.us.

 

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