§346-152.3  Investigations.  (a)  Upon receiving a report that a person or child care facility may be caring for children in violation of this part, the department may conduct an investigation for the purpose of determining whether a violation of this part has occurred or is occurring.

     (b)  The department may request access to the location indicated in the report and file a petition for a search warrant with the district court in the circuit where the location is indicated in the report.  The district court, upon probable cause, may issue a search warrant, directed to the department and the appropriate law enforcement agency, if necessary, to conduct an investigation pursuant to this section. [L 2002, c 33, §1; am L 2020, c 66, §3]