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13a.17.02.00.htm 13A.17.02.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 17 CHILD CARE ― LETTERS OF COMPLIANCE Chapter 02 Letter of Compliance Application and Maintenance Authority: Family Law Article, §5-560, 5-564, and 5-570―5-585; Human Services Article, §1-202; State Government Article, §10-617; 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.
13a.17.02.01.htm 13A.17.02.01. 01 Letter of Compliance ― General Requirements.. A. Requirement to be Licensed or Hold a Letter of Compliance. A tax-exempt religious organization that operates a nursery school or child care program in a school building used exclusively for children who are enrolled in that school, is required to be licensed under COMAR 13A.16 or to hold a letter of compliance in accordance with the requirements of this subtitle.B. General Requirements.. 1) A letter of compliance:.
13a.17.02.02.htm 13A.17.02.02. 02 Initial Letter of Compliance.. A. Application Requirements. An individual or organization that does not currently hold a letter of compliance and wishes to operate a nursery school or child care program under this subtitle shall:1) File a notice of intent with the office before applying for permits in connection with construction or operation of a facility;2) File with the office at least 60 days before the proposed opening date a signed and completed app
13a.17.02.03.htm 13A.17.02.03. 03 Continuing Letter of Compliance.. A. Obtaining a Continuing Letter of Compliance. An operator shall submit to the office, before expiration of the initial letter of compliance:1) A request for a continuing letter of compliance, 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; and
13a.17.02.04.htm 13A.17.02.04. 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 letter of compliance additional time to meet all applicable requirements, the office may approve an initial or a continuing letter of compliance 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.
13a.17.02.05.htm 13A.17.02.05. 05 Response of the Office to Application.. A. Upon receiving a completed application for an initial letter of compliance or a continuing letter of compliance, and all documentation required by law or regulation, the office promptly shall determine compliance with the requirements of this subtitle by:1) Evaluating the application and required documentation; and. 2) Inspecting the:. a) Facility proposed for use as a nursery school or child care program, if the application is for an
13a.17.02.06.htm 13A.17.02.06. 06 Denial of Letter of Compliance.. A. An office may deny an application for an initial letter of compliance or a continuing letter of compliance if:1) The applicant or the building in which child care is provided fails to meet the requirements of this subtitle;2) An evaluation of the application form by the office reveals that the applicant reported false information;3) The applicant has a history of regulatory violations that demonstrates an inability to provide fo
13a.17.02.9999.htm 13A.17.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1827). Regulation .02 amended effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 883). Regulation .03A amended effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 883). Regulation .03C amended effective April 14, 2014 (41:7 Md. R. 423) July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 883). Regulation .04A amended effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 883). Regulation .06A amended effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 883).
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