Arizona Arizona

Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers

Certification; Application; Fees; Rules; Fingerprinting

A. A child care group home shall be certified by the department.

B. An application for certification shall be made on a form prescribed by the department and shall contain all information required by the department.

C. An application shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee of thirty dollars.

D. A certificate is valid for three years and may be renewed for successive three-year periods by submitting an application for rectification as prescribed by the department and submitting a nonrefundable renewal fee of thirty dollars. An applicant for certification renewal who fails to submit the application forty-five days before the expiration of the certificate is subject to a twenty-five dollar late filing fee. Late filing fees collected pursuant to this subsection shall be transmitted to the state treasurer for deposit in the state general fund.

E. In order to ensure that the equipment and services of a child care group home and the good character of an applicant are conducive to the welfare of children, the department by rule shall establish the criteria for granting, denying, suspending and revoking a certificate.

F. The director shall adopt rules and prescribe forms as may be necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of this article.

G. The certificate shall be conspicuously posted in the child care group home for viewing by parents and the public.

H. Current department inspection reports shall be kept at the child care group home and shall be made available to parents on request.

I. A certificate is not transferable and is valid only for the location occupied at the time it is issued.

J. An applicant for a child care group home certificate shall be fingerprinted and shall submit the notarized form required pursuant to section 36-897.03, subsection E with the application. Certification of the home and registration of the applicant are conditioned on the results of the fingerprint check and receipt of the notarized form. Inn

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