Bill Status of SB3481 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: DHS-CHILD CARE CENTR-LICENSURE
Sen. Julie A. Morrison - Chapin Rose
| 1/13/2021||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services (DHS) to examine child care institutions, maternity centers, child welfare agencies, day care centers, day care agencies, and group homes, and the persons responsible for the care of children therein. Provides that the Department shall not allow any person to examine those facilities who has not passed an examination demonstrating familiarity with the Act and appropriate standards. Provides that with the exception of day care centers, day care homes, and group day care homes, licenses shall be issued by DHS and shall be valid for 4 years. Provides that licenses issued for day care centers, day care homes, and group day care homes shall be valid for 3 years. Provides that DHS may issue one 6-month permit to a newly established facility to allow that facility reasonable time to become eligible for a full license. Permits DHS to issue an emergency permit to a child care facility taking in children as a result of the temporary closure of another facility due to a natural disaster. Permits DHS to visit facilities, without notice, to determine if they are compliant with the Act and rules. Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Removes a provision requiring the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to examine child care institutions, maternity centers, child welfare agencies, day care centers, day care agencies, and group homes. Removes a provision concerning the licensure of certain facilities by DCFS. Removes language permitting DCFS to issue an emergency permit to a child care facility taking in children because of a temporary closure due to a natural disaster. Requires DCFS to monitor foster family homes. Effective immediately.