What regulatory requirements have been relaxed for family and group homes during the state of emergency?

To encourage currently licensed family and group homes to continue to provide childcare during the state of emergency, LARA will relax the regulatory requirements of the following administrative rules:

  • R400.1914 Daily activity program
  • R400.1915(3) Indoor space; play equipment and material
  • R400.1920 Outdoor play area and equipment
  • R400.1907(1)(b) Child’s Records
  • R400.1931(1) Food preparation and service
  • R400.1931(2)(b) Food preparation and service

All other administrative rules and related provisions of Public Act 116, as amended, are required to be met to maintain compliance.

Once the state of the emergency is lifted, licensed Family and Group Homes for Childcare will need to comply with all the regulatory requirements, including the administrative rules listed above.