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HOUSE BILL NO. 190
INTRODUCED BY L. SOFT
BY REQUEST OF THE JOINT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
AN ACT ALLOWING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ISSUE DAY-CARE LICENSES AND REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES THAT REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR UP TO 3 YEARS; AND AMENDING SECTION 52-2-721, MCA.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 52-2-721, MCA, is amended to read:
"52-2-721. License required -- registration required -- term of license or registration certificate -- no fee charged.
No A person, group of persons, or corporation shall may not:
(a) establish or maintain a day-care center for children unless licensed to do so by the department;
(b) operate a family day-care home or group day-care home without first procuring a family day-care or group day-care registration certificate from the department.
(2) The license and registration certificate
shall set forth must contain the ages and numbers of children for whom day
care may be provided.
(3) The applicant's own children must be included in the manner provided for in department regulations in the total number of children to be cared for under the license or registration certificate.
Licenses or registration certificates shall be issued for periods not to exceed 1 year. The department:
(a) may issue a license or registration certificate that remains in effect for a period not to exceed 3 years; and
(b) may not charge a fee to issue a license or registration certificate.
(5) A 3-year license may be issued only to a provider who has not received notice of any deficiencies on the licensing criteria and implementing guidelines that are provided in department rule."
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