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14.31.02.00.htm 14.31.02.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 31 OFFICE FOR CHILDREN Chapter 02 Interagency Coordination Authority: Article 41, §6-101 and 6-104; Article 83C, §2-102, 2-104, and 2-113; Article 88A, §3; Education Article,
14.31.02.01.htm 14.31.02.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of these regulations is to establish a single point of entry for the licensing of residential child care programs with the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Juvenile Services, and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and to coordinate the licensing process for residential child care facilities and the approval of education programs in such facilities with the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Juve
14.31.02.02.htm 14.31.02.02. 02 Scope.. These regulations apply to the licensing of the residential child care programs licensed by the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Juvenile Services, or the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
14.31.02.03.htm 14.31.02.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Agencies" means the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Juvenile Services, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Department of Education.2) "Care" means food, clothing, education, shelter, social or health services, or any combination of these rendered in a residential setting.
14.31.02.04.htm 14.31.02.04. 04 Single Point of Entry.. A. The Office shall serve as a single point of entry for a:. 1) Prospective provider that wishes to establish a residential child care program; and. 2) Current provider that wishes to expand an existing residential child care program.. B. Duties of the Single Point of Entry. As the single point of entry, the Office shall:. 1) Provide information to persons interested in operating a residential child care program on the process for the licensing,
14.31.02.05.htm 14.31.02.05. 05 Filing Requirements for Providers.. A. Providers shall file with the Office:. 1) A proposal, if the provider wishes to establish a new residential child care program; or. 2) An expansion request, if the provider wishes to expand a current residential child care program.. B. Required Content of a Proposal. To be assigned to a licensing agency, a proposal shall include:. 1) Face sheet, in accordance with the format prescribed by the Office;. 2) Table of contents;.
14.31.02.06.htm 14.31.02.06. 06 Single Point of Entry Review.. A. Preliminary Review by the Office. Within 90 days of the receipt of a proposal or expansion request, the Office shall conduct a preliminary review to determine if the proposal is adequate to refer to a licensing agency, based upon the following criteria:1) Completeness of the proposal or expansion request;. 2) Adequacy of the proposal or expansion request in meeting the content requirements of Regulation .05B and C of this chapter;
14.31.02.07.htm 14.31.02.07. 07 Designation of Licensing Agency.. A. The Office shall designate a licensing agency from among the agencies authorized by State law and regulations to license residential child care facilities for each proposal or expansion request that is:1) Certified as meeting single point of entry requirements; or. 2) Recommended by a review panel for referral without certification to a licensing agency.. B. The Office shall indicate to the licensing agency whether it has certifi
14.31.02.08.htm 14.31.02.08. 08 Functions of Licensing Agency.. A. Licensing. The licensing agency designated under Regulation .07 of this chapter shall:. 1) Consider the relevant experiences and actions of other agencies with programs or facilities operated by the provider's parent corporation, including:a) Denial of licensure;. b) Sanctions, including suspension or revocation of licensure; and. c) Corrective action requirements;. 2) Issue a written licensing report;.
14.31.02.09.htm 14.31.02.09. 09 Appeals.. A provider upon whom a sanction is imposed under Regulation .07 or .08 of this chapter may file an appeal in accordance with the applicable licensing agency's regulations governing administrative appeals taken pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, State Government Article, §10-201 and 10-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.
14.31.02.9999.htm 14.31.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 6, 1992 (18:26 Md. R. 2829). Regulations .01―07 repealed and new Regulations .01―09 adopted effective December 12, 2002 (29:24 Md. R. 1917) ―COMAR 01.04.02 revised and recodified to COMAR 14.31.02 as an emergency provision effective June 30, 2005 (32:15 Md. R. 1314) revised and recodified permanently effective November 28, 2005 (32:23 Md. R. 1828)
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