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Emergency Regulations

 

Important Notice from the Division of Child Care: Below are highlights of the emergency administrative regulations governing child care provider standards, including links to view the full copy of administrative regulations in detail.  

Effective February 14, 2018

922 2:090&E, Child-care center licensure- http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/922/002/090E.htm

The amendment to this administrative regulation:

  • Consolidates content from 922 KAR 2:110;
  • Clarifies due process for emergency suspensions and corrective action;
  • Replaces an intermediate sanction with a directed plan of correction;
  • Requires posting of new license when the provider’s license is subject to revocation or suspension;
  • Expands payment methods and adds nonrefundable renewal fee of $25.00 in accordance with KRS 199.896(3); and
  • Changes the definition of “toddler” to a child between the age of twelve (12) and thirty-six (36) months to align with the federal definition.

 

922 KAR 2:100&E – Certification of family child-care homes - http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/922/002/100E.htm

The amendment to this administrative regulation:

  • Changes the definition of “toddler” to a child between the age of twelve (12) and thirty-six (36) months to align with the federal definition;
  • Requires all adults in the home to submit background and health checks within thirty (30) calendar days;
  • Adds vaping to prohibited smoking materials;
  • Allows for the use of hand sanitizer or hand-sanitizing wipe when circumstances warrant;
  • Qualifies a certified family child-care home provider participating in the Child and Adult Food Care Program as meeting meal requirements;
  • Outlines due process for emergency suspensions and corrective action and replaces intermediate sanctions with directed plans of correction;
  • Adds storage and administration guidelines for use of epinephrine auto-injector and emergency or rescue medication to respond to diabetic or asthmatic condition, as prescribed by the child’s physician; and
  • Relaxes requirements for pools, postings, exits, and hygiene products’ storage.

 

922 KAR 2:111E. Repeal of 922 KAR 2:110 – Content has been incorporated into 922 KAR 2:090.

 

922 KAR 2:120&E – Child-care center health and safety standards http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/922/002/120E.htm

The amendment to this administrative regulation:

  • Changes the definition of “toddler” to a child between the age of twelve (12) and thirty-six (36) months;
  • Adds vaping to prohibited smoking materials;
  • Allows for the use of hand sanitizer or hand-sanitizing wipe when circumstances warrant;
  • Adds storage and administration guidelines for use epinephrine auto-injector i.e. epi-pen and emergency or rescue medication to respond to diabetic or asthmatic condition, as prescribed by the child’s physician;
  • Relaxes requirements for hygiene products’ storage; and
  • Qualifies a licensed child-care center participating in the Child and Adult Food Care Program as meeting meal requirements.

 

922 KAR 2:180&E – Requirements for registered child care providers in the Child Care Assistance Program – http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/922/002/180E.htm

The amendment to this administrative regulation:

  • Adds requirement for of initial and annual home inspection and completion Registered Provider Home Safety Checklist with a cabinet representative;
  • Adds vaping to prohibited smoking materials;
  • Allows for the use of hand sanitizer or hand-sanitizing wipe when circumstances warrant;
  • Adds a written corrective action plan process in response to statement of noncompliance/deficiency.

 

922 KAR 2:190&E - Civil penalties

The amendment to this administrative regulation:

  • Amend to add reference to 922 KAR 2:280 governing the new background check requirements.

 

The above administrative regulations were filed on an emergency basis in February to remove the previous background check requirements and reference the new comprehensive background check requirements in 922 KAR 2:280E.  http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/922/002/280E.htm

Child Care Regulations

Regulations are overseen by Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Child Care. A full list of child care regulations and statues is available online http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dcc/regul.htm.

  • 922 KAR 1:320 - Service appeals
  • 922 KAR 2:020 - Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) improper payments, claims, and penalties
  • 922 KAR 2:090 – Child Care Center Licensure
  • 922 KAR 2:100 – Certification of Family Child Care Homes
  • 922 KAR 2:110 – Child Care Facility Provider Requirements
  • 922 KAR 2:120 – Child Care Facility Health and Safety Standards
  • 922 KAR 2:160 – Child Care Assistance Program
  • 922 KAR 2:170 – STARS for KIDS NOW Program for Type I Licensed Child Care Centers
  • 922 KAR 2:180 – Requirements for Registered Child Care Providers in the Child Care Assistance Program
  • 922 KAR 2:190 – Civil Penalties
  • 922 KAR 2:210 – STARS for KIDS NOW Program for Type II Licensed and Certified Family Child Care Homes
  • 922 KAR 2:230 – Director’s Credential
  • 922 KAR 2:240 – Kentucky Early Care and Education Trainer’s Credential and Training Approval
  • 922 KAR 2:250 – Commonwealth Child Care Credential

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