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SB21-167

Regulation Of Child Care Centers

Concerning the regulation of child care centers.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Human Services
Bill Summary

The bill eliminates duplicate facility fire or radon inspections for a child care center that provides child care exclusively to school-age children on the property of a school district, charter school, or institute charter school if a satisfactory inspection was completed within the preceding 12 months.The bill requires the state board of human services (state board) to prescribe rules that eliminate duplicate or conflicting requirements relating to health and safety requirements and inspections for programs that operate on school property.The state board shall prescribe rules applicable to a child care center to require the department of human services to accept as satisfactory a signed affidavit affirming compliance with record keeping and document retention requirements.The bill requires an annual inspection of playground facilities on the property where a child care center operates, and prohibits a duplicate inspection if a satisfactory inspection was completed within the preceding 12 months.The bill permits the possession and self-administration of medication for asthma, a food allergy, or anaphylaxis if certain requirements are satisfied, and if:

  • The child is a school-age child enrolled in a child care center that provides child care exclusively to school-age children on the property of a school, district, charter school, or institute charter school; or
  • The child is enrolled in a large child care center.

The bill provides for staffing flexibility during emergency situations, circumstances, so long as certain minimum staffing requirements are satisfied.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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