1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Day Care Licensing (language only)

Item 405 #1s

Item 405 #1s

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 246, line 28, insert "A.".
Page 246, after line 33, insert:
"B. As a condition of this appropriation, the Department of Social Services shall:  (1) promptly fill all position vacancies that occur in the child day care licensing program so that positions shall not remain vacant for longer than 120 days, and (2) hire sufficient child care licensing specialists to ensure that all day care facilities receive, at a minimum, the two visits per year mandated by §63.1-196.1 of the Code of Virginia and that facilities with compliance problems receive additional inspection visits as necessary to ensure compliance with state law and regulation."

(This amendment directs the Department of Social Services to ensure timely inspection of child care facilities, a recommendation of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.)