The Early Learning Council will begin rulemaking to adopt permanent administrative rules relating to enrollment in the Central Background Registry established pursuant to ORS 329A.030.
The Early Learning Division Office of Child Care (OCC) administers the Central Background Registry (CBR) pursuant to ORS 329A.030. OCC conducts background checks on individuals associated with child care facilities.
Rule amendments are necessary due to the passage of HB 2259 (2017 session) which modifies existing statutory language in ORS 329A.030 related to the Office of Child Care CBR. Additionally, the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) of 2014, codified at 45 CFR 98, established new requirements for CBR background checks, and established a list of crimes that make an individual ineligible for enrollment in the CBR.
The Child Care and Education Committee, serving as the Council’s Rules Advisory Committee, began considering proposed rule language this fall.
Interested parties can access the draft rule language at the following link:
The public comment period will close November 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.