[346-152.3 Investigations.] Upon receiving a report that a person may be caring for more than two children unrelated to the caregiver by blood, marriage, or adoption, or providing care for a child for more than six hours per week, without a child care license issued by the department, the department may conduct an investigation for the limited purpose of determining the number of children in care who are unrelated to the caregiver by blood, marriage, or adoption, and the number of hours of care provided per week, in accordance with the following provisions:

(1) The department may request access to the location indicated in the report; or

(2) The department may file a complaint with the district court in the circuit where the location indicated in the report is; and the district court, upon probable cause, may issue a search warrant, directed to the department and the appropriate county police department, if necessary, to conduct an investigation pursuant to this section between the hours of sunrise and sunset. [L 2002, c 33, 1]

 

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