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; and

(3) Any other documentation required by law or regulation.

B. The office may not approve a continuing license until:

(1) All items specified in §A of this regulation have been received and approved by the office; and

(2) The center has passed a fire safety inspection conducted by the local fire authority having jurisdiction.

C. Maintaining a Continuing License.

(1) The operator shall comply with all applicable requirements under this chapter.

(2) By the end of each 12-month period after the date of issuance of a continuing license, the operator shall provide to the office documentation of compliance with applicable continued training requirements set forth at COMAR 13A.16.06.

(3) By the end of each 24-month period after the date of issuance of a continuing license, the operator shall provide to the office:

(a) 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

(b) Any other documentation required by law or regulation.

(4) The child care center shall maintain documentation of having passed the most recent fire inspection required by the local fire authority having jurisdiction.