346-163 Licenses and temporary permits. (a) If satisfied that the applicant meets the minimum standards established pursuant to section 346-162 and subject to the criminal history record checks and child abuse record checks of section 346-154, the department shall grant the applicant a license for the operation of a group child care home or group child care center, as the case may be. The license shall be valid for:

(1) One year for new applicants and for those who have been licensed for less than four years; and

(2) Two years for those who have been licensed for four years or more,

unless sooner revoked. Where the activities of the applicant fall within the licensing requirements of the department of education and this subpart, a license shall be required from both the department of education and the department of human services.

A temporary permit may be issued for a period of six months at the department's discretion to any applicant who is temporarily unable to conform to all of the minimum standards. Renewal of the temporary permit shall be left to the department's discretion; provided that the combined period of the initial and subsequently renewed permits shall not exceed twenty-four months. Licenses and permits shall be conspicuously posted on the licensed premises.

(b) The department may establish reasonable fees for the issuance or renewal of licenses and permits according to rules adopted pursuant to chapter 91. [L 1985, c 208, pt of 2; am L 1987, c 339, 4; am L 1998, c 5, 2; am L 2001, c 201, 6; am L 2012, c 161, 2]


Cross References


Criminal history record checks: child caring institutions, etc., see 846-2.7.



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