Why does the Section for Child Care Regulation do background screenings?

Our rules require background screenings. We have adopted a policy to address background screenings. The following rules and statutes provide the authority for the section to conduct background screenings.

19 CSR 30-62.102(1)(A) states:
“Day care personnel shall be of good character and intent and shall be qualified to provide care conducive to the welfare of children.” Similar rules for family homes exist 19 CSR 30-61.105(1)(D)

19 CSR 30-62.102(1) (K) states:
“Volunteers counted in staff/child ratios, caregivers and other personnel shall be screened for child abuse/neglect. The screening shall be requested by the provider within ten (10 days) of any individual beginning employment or volunteering in the facility. Any investigated allegation of child abuse or neglect in which the investigator finds reasonable cause to believe that the individual is the alleged perpetrator of child abuse or neglect, shall be evaluated by the department. After review, the department may prohibit the person from being present in the facility during child care hours.” Similar rules for family homes exist 19 CSR 30-61.105(1)(K)

19 CSR 30-62.102(1)(L) states in part:
“The child care provider shall request and have on file the results of a criminal record review from the Missouri State Highway Patrol as defined by 19 CSR 30-62.042 Initial Licensing Information and 19 CSR 30-62.052 License Renewal. The child care provider shall request a criminal record review within ten (10) days following a change of the facility owner(s), board president or chairperson, the center director or group day care home provider, employees of the provider, or volunteers counted in the staff/child ratios. The department may request a criminal record review from the Missouri State Highway Patrol for any adult present in the facility when child care children are present. The criminal record reviews shall include records of criminal convictions, pending criminal charges, and suspended imposition of sentence during the term of probation.…

2. Any information received by the department that indicates that the subject of the criminal record review poses a threat to the safety or welfare of children shall be evaluated by the department. After review, the department may prohibit such person from being present on the premises of the facility during child care hours.” Similar rules for family homes exist 19 CSR 30-61.105(1)(L)

19 CSR 30-62.102(1)(M) states: “Any person present at the facility during the hours in which child care is provided shall not present a threat to the health, safety or welfare of the children” Similar rules for family homes exist 19 CSR 30-61.115(5)

Section 210.221, RSMo sets for the powers and duties of the department concerning child care licensing.

Section 210.906, RSMo requires every child care worker hired on or after Jan. 1, 2001 to complete registration with the Family Care Safety Registry.

Section 210.922, RSMo allows the department to use information contained in the Family Care Safety Registry to carry out its statutory duties.

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  1. 19 CSR 30-62.102(1) (K) states:
  2. 19 CSR 30-62.102(1)(A) states:
  3. Are child care licenses permanent?
  4. Are there differences in sanitation requirements for licensed family homes, group homes, centers, and license-exempt facilities?
  5. Are there grants or funding available to operate my child care program?
  6. Can a facility disenroll my child?
  7. Can my provider give medications to my child?
  8. Can the provider transport my child?
  9. Do all persons who care for children (who are not related to the provider) in their homes have to be licensed by the state?
  10. How can I find child care for a child with special needs?
  11. How can I get a list of child care providers in my area?
  12. How do I file a complaint?
  13. How do I file a sanitation complaint regarding a child care facility or home?
  14. How do I find out about complaints made against a provider?
  15. How long do I have to complete the application process?
  16. How long does it take to get licensed?
  17. How many children can I care for without being licensed?
  18. How many children may a licensed facility care for at one time?
  19. How often are child care providers inspected?
  20. How often are providers inspected?
  21. How will I learn about the provider’s rules and policies?
  22. I am interested in opening a new child care facility or home, who should I contact?
  23. Is lead-based paint allowed in child care?
  24. Is there a fee for a license?
  25. Once I get my child care license, what changes impact my license?
  26. What are the different types of child care?
  27. What are the educational requirements for a licensed group home or child care center director?
  28. What are the expectations for a child care provider operating under a boil water order?
  29. What are the general differences between licensed, license-exempt and unregulated facilities?
  30. What are the ratios for group home and child care centers?
  31. What are the sanitation requirements for having pets in child care?
  32. What do child care sanitation inspectors look for?
  33. What happens if I don't get licensed and I care for more than four (4) children who are not related to me?
  34. What happens if my child gets sick while they are at the licensed facility?
  35. What happens if my provider breaks a rule?
  36. What inspection requirements do licensed and license-exempt facilities have?
  37. What is a ratio?
  38. What is a registered provider?
  39. What is ‘date-marking?’
  40. What is considered an approved food source in child care?
  41. What is the capacity for family home providers?
  42. What should I do if I notice an in-home provider is caring for more than four (4) unrelated children?
  43. What should I do if I suspect child abuse or neglect (CA/N)?
  44. What should I look for when choosing child care?
  45. What type of training do I need on a yearly basis?
  46. What types of disciplinary action can be taken?
  47. What types of inspections do I need to obtain a child care license?
  48. What will my provider do in an emergency if I cannot be reached?
  49. Where can I get sanitizer test strips for my child care?
  50. Who conducts child care sanitation inspections?
  51. Why does the Section for Child Care Regulation do background screenings?
  52. Why is hand washing so important?
  53. Why is the required cleaning process so complicated?

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