Contemporary Issues in Licensing: Elements of a Licensing Statute--ARCHIVED

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report focuses on the characteristics of a strong statute that provides the backbone for the creation, maintenance, and enforcement of licensing rules. Topics include definitions, exemptions, illegally-operating child care, designation of the licensing agency, delegation of rulemaking, abuse registry and criminal history checks, statutory advisory bodies, inspection, issuance of the license, penalties for noncompliance, appeal processes, and supportive services for providers and families.

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  • Protecting Children's Health and Safety
    • Licensing Administration
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