Here we go again. The Senate has a bill in process called
Idaho Senate bill 1112.
This is the STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation amends Title 39 Chapter 11 of Idaho Code to revise and extend the State's
licensing requirements for child care providers.
The current code provides minimum health and safety standards for day care centers with thirteen or more children, but does not provide licensure for providers with fewer than thirteen.
This legislation would extend licensing to all providers who receive compensation and care for four or more children, with specific exceptions maintained.
Basic requirements include: criminal history background checks, health, safety and fire inspections and restrictions on firearms, alcohol and tobacco use.
Minimum standards for infant CPR and first aid training are specified.
This act establishes staff child ration recommendations consistent with
nationally accepted standards and provides for fees to be established based
upon the number of children.
The Health and Welfare Department will serve as the portal or administrator for the program. The Department will contract for the inspection services, receive and compile complaints and provide for a one stop application process.
There is no impact to the General Fund. There will be additional oversight from the Department of Health and Welfare but this legislation provides for the actual costs of administration to be passed.
Seems simple enough. What can be questionable? Yet this is the 3rd try? for the
Idaho Congress to get one thru. Each time losing the fight. Do you know how many
rules and regs there are for taking care of the elderly? That was written by the Idaho Congress as well as the Federal?
Yet, in Boise the protection of children seem to be secondary to some...
enough to kill a bill time after time... Why is that?
If you care, write to your Senator in Boise NOW.
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