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Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Mandate 719

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Child day centers and family day homes; regulations, national background check required, report.
Purpose of legislation
Requires fingerprint-based national criminal history records checks for licensed child day centers and family day homes and requires employees and volunteers of such child day centers and family day homes to notify the provider if they are convicted of a barrier crime or subject to a founded complaint of child abuse or neglect. The bill adds the offenses that require registration in the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry to the list of barrier crimes specific to family day homes. The bill lowers from five to four the maximum number of children for whom a family day home may provide care without a license, exclusive of the provider's children and any children who reside in the home. The bill includes other provisions to increase the safety of children in child care settings.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 758 (2015)
VAC chapters to be amended
22 vac 40 - 180 : Voluntary Registration of Family Day Homes...Requirements for Providers
22 vac 40 - 191 : Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 4579: Amend Licensure Threshold-Voluntary Registration
Latest Stage: Final
Action 5077: Comprehensive Repeal and Replace Background Check Regulation
Latest Stage: no stages yet
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