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House Bill 1778


House Bill 1778

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB1778 (Updated April 16, 2007 5:09 pm - DI 84)


Juvenile law and child care. Applies the law concerning children in need of services to child care ministries, certain child care providers, and certain individuals who have contact with children. Requires the department of child services and the appropriate law enforcement agency to jointly investigate a report that alleges child abuse or neglect and involves a child care ministry. Adds a definition of "child caregiver." Specifies that a child who is at least 14 years of age and does not require child care services is not counted for purposes of the limit on the number of children who may be present in a child care home. Specifies that a licensed child care provider is considered to be in compliance with the federal Child Care and Development Fund voucher program requirements if the provider is not found to be in violation of the requirements. Requires a criminal history background check for members of a child care home provider's household. Requires that a child care ministry refrain from employing, or allowing to serve as volunteers, certain individuals.
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