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Child Care License/RegistrationThe Department of Human Services, Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing issues Child Care Center and Group and Family Child Care Home Licenses and Registrations to individuals, corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and certain government entities for the provision of child care services.
The following specific registrations/licenses are issued and regulated by the Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing:
Child Care Family Home (1-6 Children)
Child Care Group Home (7-12 Children)
B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
List the Title of state and/or federal law authorizing program, (i.e. Law Name, Public Act XXX of 19XX, as amended.) Can also include MCL citations and provide link to the law on Michigan Legislature webpage (www.michiganlegislature.org).
C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:
List the Michigan Rules (from the Michigan Administrative Code) or regulations (Code of Federal Regulations) promulgated to implement the program. Can also include link to rules; many can be found on LARA's webpage:
Good Moral Character (R 400.1151 - 400.1153)
Contested Case Hearings (R 400.16001 - 400.16001)
Family and Group Child Care Homes (R 400.1901 - 400.1963)
Child Care Centers (R 400.5101 - 400.5940)
1. Applicability (activities that require the permit/approval)
When and who should get the permit/authorization/registration? Consider the following: Clarify applicability through examples if helpful and provide information about exemptions where applicable.
2. Pre-Application Requirements
Conditions that must be met by the project sponsor before a permit can be acquired, excluding submissions or operational requirements (listed below). Also, do applicants often hire a consultant for assistance with the permit application process?
3. Application Submission Requirements
What type of information should be included in the application, along with information about the application (i.e. form name or number).
4. Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining Permit or Approval
Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining Permit or Approval
Submittal procedures, completeness and technical review, public notice requirements, comment and hearing periods, preliminary and final decisions, inspections, and processing times. (Statutory timeframes and/or in general, how long does it take to issue the approval?) In addition, identify whether permit must be obtained prior to groundbreaking or other milestones, if applicable.
PA 116 requires the Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing to issue a registration or license within 180 days of receiving a complete application.
5. Operational Requirements
Identify conditions that are established by the regulatory agency following the permit approval. What must be done in order to continue operations (continual compliance information)?
Identify fees, application fees, annual fees or other fees. Costs incurred for obtaining and maintaining the permit.
FEE SCHEDULE FOR ORIGINALS AND RENEWALS
7. Appeal Process
Identify the process whereby permit approval/denial decisions can be appealed.
Decisions can be appealed with the Disciplinary Action Unit at (517) 373-8383
8. Public Input Opportunities
Identify public comment periods, where complaints should be directed, or where program information is housed on the web.
Rule Promulgation Process
In the interest of continuing to serve the public by considering its wishes, the department welcomes any comments or suggestions that you feel will help improve future revisions of the licensing rules for child care homes and centers. Your comments will be reviewed when changes in the rules are being considered.
For more information on the rulemaking process, go to the Office of Regulatory Reinvention at www.michigan.gov/orr.
You are invited to send your rule suggestions and comments to:
Child Care Licensing Division Director
Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing
Michigan Department of Human Services
PO Box 30650
Lansing, MI 48909
When forwarding suggestions or comments, include:
E. ADMINISTERING AGENCY:
Program Mailing Address
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