Arizona Arizona

Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers

Operating Without a Certificate; Notice; Hearing; Violation; Classification

A. If the department has reasonable cause to believe that a person is operating a child care group home without a certificate, it shall notify that person to cease operation within ten days of receiving the notice. The department shall give notice either by certified mail or by personal service. The notice shall state that the person may make a written request for a hearing before the director or the director's designee pursuant to title 41, chapter 6, article 10.

B. If a person fails to cease operation, the department may request that the county attorney of the county in which the home is located enforce this article. The department may also notify the attorney general who shall immediately seek a restraining order and an injunction against the home.

C. A person who continues to operate a child care group home without certification ten days a receiving notice pursuant to this section is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.

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