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13a.16.02.00.htm 13A.16.02.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 16 CHILD CARE CENTERS Chapter 02 License Application and Maintenance Authority: Education Article, §9.5-401, 9.5-404―9.5-411, and 9.5-413―9.5-418; 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 G
13a.16.02.01.htm 13A.16.02.01. 01 License ― General Requirements.. A. Requirement to be Licensed. A person, organization, agency, corporation, or other entity which operates a child care center, as defined in this chapter, is required to be licensed or to hold a letter of compliance in accordance with this subtitle or with COMAR 13A.17, as applicable.B. Nursery School or Child Care Center Operated by a Tax-Exempt Religious Organization.. 1) Except as provided by §B(2) or (3) as applicable, of this regulation, a
13a.16.02.02.htm 13A.16.02.02. 02 Initial License.. A. An individual or organization not currently licensed and wanting to operate a child care center shall:1) Complete an orientation to child care center licensing regulations that is offered or approved by the office;2) File a notice of intent with the office before applying for permits in connection with construction or operation of a center;3) Submit to the office at least 60 days before the proposed opening date a completed and signed app
13a.16.02.03.htm 13A.16.02.03. 03 Continuing License.. A. Obtaining a Continuing License. An operator shall submit to the office, before expiration of the initial license:1) A request for a continuing license, on a form supplied by the office;. 2) Signed and notarized permission to examine records of abuse and neglect of children and adults for information about all individuals, as applicable, specified at Regulation .02B(1) of this chapter; and3) Any other documentation required by law or regulation..
13a.16.02.04.htm 13A.16.02.04. 04 Provisional and Conditional Status.. A. Provisional Status.. 1) Except as provided in §A(2) of this regulation. to allow an applicant for an initial or a continuing license additional time to meet all applicable requirements, the Office may approve an initial or a continuing license on a provisional basis for a period of up to 120 days after determining that the health and safety of the children in care are not in imminent danger.2) An initial license may
13a.16.02.05.htm 13A.16.02.05. 05 Response of the Office to Application.. A. Upon receiving a completed application, whether for an initial license or a continuing license, and all documentation required by law or regulation, the office shall determine compliance with the requirements of this chapter by:1) Evaluating the application and required documentation; and. 2) Inspecting the:. a) Facility proposed for use as a child care center, if the application is for an initial license; or
13a.16.02.06.htm 13A.16.02.06. 06 Denial of License.. A. An office may deny an application for an initial license or a continuing license if:. 1) The applicant or the building in which child care is provided fails to meet the requirements of this chapter;2) An evaluation of the application form, medical documents, or any documents required by the office reveals that the applicant reported false information;3) The applicant has a history of regulatory violations which demonstrates an inability to provide f
13a.16.02.9999.htm 13A.16.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1826). Regulation .01 amended effective April 14, 2014 (41:7 Md. R. 423). Regulation .01B amended effective March 21, 2011 (38:6 Md. R. 396). Regulation .01C amended effective January 13, 2020 (47:1 Md. R. 14). Regulation .01F adopted effective March 21, 2011 (38:6 Md. R. 396). Regulation .01G adopted effective January 23, 2012 (39:1 Md. R. 20).
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