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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers

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  1. An applicant must apply for a license on a form provided by the Department.

  1. Within ninety (90) days after receipt of a completed application, a Department representative will make a reasonable effort to:

A. Provide consultation to aid the applicant in complying with the Requirements for Day Care Centers;
B. Review the application, confer with the applicant, and inspect the premises for which the application is made;
C. Request appropriate authorities to verify compliance with applicable fire safety regulations, environmental health regulations, nutritional standards, building codes, zoning ordinances and other state and local laws;
D. Make a recommendation to the Division Director regarding licensure. An annual license shall be issued if the Center meets all the requirements set forth in the Requirements for Day Care Centers. If a license is denied, the Center shall be notified by a letter stating the reason(s) for denial and setting forth the applicant's rights to an appeal of the decision.

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