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13a.15.03.00.htm 13A.15.03.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 15 FAMILY CHILD CARE Chapter 03 Management and Administration Authority: Education Article, §9.5-301―9.5-308, 9.5-310―9.5-312, 9.5-320, and 9.5-321; General Provisions Article, §4-333; Human Services Article, §1-202; Annotated Code of Maryland Agency Note: Federal Statutory Reference ― Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq. Pro-Children Act of 1994 (20 U.S.C. §6081 et seq. Child Care Development Block
13a.15.03.01.htm 13A.15.03.01. 01 Advertisement.. A. An individual may not advertise a family child care service unless the individual holds a current certificate of registration issued by the office.B. An advertisement of the family child care service by a provider shall:. 1) Specify that the family child care home is registered; and. 2) Include the registration number issued to the home by the office..
13a.15.03.02.htm 13A.15.03.02. 02 Admission to Care.. A. The provider may not admit a child to the home for child care or allow a child to remain in care unless the provider has received:1) An emergency form for the child as required in Regulation .04A(1) of this chapter; and. 2) Unless the child is temporarily admitted or retained pursuant to §D of this regulation:. a) A written report of a health assessment of the child on a form supplied or approved by the office; andb) Evidence, on a form su
13a.15.03.03.htm 13A.15.03.03. 03 Program Records.. The provider or substitute shall:. A. Negotiate and maintain a written agreement with the child's parent that specifies:. 1) The fees for and provision of care;. 2) The provider's child discipline policy;. 3) The presence at the home of any pet animals;. 4) If applicable, the use of volunteers in the family child care program; and. 5) If overnight care is to be provided to the child, the sleeping arrangements approved by the parent;B. For each child enrolle
13a.15.03.04.htm 13A.15.03.04. 04 Child Records.. A. The provider shall:. 1) Maintain emergency information for each child on a form supplied or approved by the office;. 2) Keep the emergency forms for the children who currently are in the provider's care in a readily accessible location, including taking the forms when taking the children away from the home; and3) Arrange to have the form for each child updated as needed, but at least annually, and signed and dated by the parent.
13a.15.03.05.htm 13A.15.03.05. 05 Notifications.. The provider or substitute shall:. A. Within 24 hours of its occurrence, notify the office of:. 1) The death of a child, if the child died:. a) While in the care of the provider or substitute; or. b) Of a contagious disease; and. 2) Any injury to a child that occurs while the child is at the family child care home in the care of the provider or substitute that results in:a) The child being treated by a medical professional;.
13a.15.03.06.htm 13A.15.03.06. 06 Variances.. A. The office may not:. 1) Waive a regulation; or. 2) Grant a variance that diminishes safeguards to a child's health, safety, or well-being.. B. The office may grant a variance:. 1) If the provider presents clear and convincing evidence that a regulation is met by an alternative that complies with the intent of the regulation for which the variance is sought; and2) For a limited period of time as specified by the office or for as long as the certificate remains
13a.15.03.9999.htm 13A.15.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1826). Regulation .02A amended effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 882). Regulation .02B amended effective January 13, 2020 (47:1 Md. R. 12). Regulation .02D adopted effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 882). Regulation .03 amended effective June 24, 2013 (40:12 Md. R. 1043) January 13, 2020 (47:1 Md. R. 12). Regulation .03B amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 618).
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