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SB 601 Child care providers; criminal history background checks.

Introduced by: Jennifer T. Wexton | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED SENATE: (all summaries)

Child care providers; criminal history background checks. Requires all applicants for licensure as a family day system, registration as a family day home, and approval as a family day home by a family day system, all child day centers that are exempt from licensure by the Department of Social Services, and all child day centers and family day homes that enter into a contract with the Department of Social Services or a local department of social services to provide child care services funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant, as well as all applicants for employment, employees, applicants to volunteer, and volunteers at such child day centers, family day homes, and family day systems, to undergo fingerprint-based national criminal history background checks beginning July 1, 2017. The bill also requires individuals currently employed by or serving as volunteers at a licensed child day center, family day home, or family day system, child day center exempt from licensure pursuant to § 63.2-1716, registered family day home, family day home approved by a family day system, or child day center or family day home that enters into a contract with the Department of Social Services or a local department of social services to provide child care services funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant to undergo a national background check to be completed by September 30, 2017, or by the date specified on any federal waiver obtained by the Commonwealth. In addition, every (i) person who is licensed as a child day center, family day home, or family day system, registered as a family day home, or approved as a family day home by a family day system; (ii) agent of a person who is licensed as a child day center, family day home, or family day system, registered as a family day home, or approved as a family day home by a family day system or who will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the child day center, family day home, or family day system or who is or will be alone with, in control of, or supervising one or more children in a child day center, family day home, or family day system; and (iii) adult living in a licensed child day center or family day home, registered family day home, or family day home approved by a family day system, shall undergo a national background check to be completed by September 30, 2017, or by the date specified on any federal waiver obtained by the Commonwealth.


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