RECOGNIZE DEPT OF DEFENSE CHILDCARE STANDARDS.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 368 (Public) Filed Monday, March 23, 2015
AN ACT AUTHORIZING UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE-CERTIFIED CHILD CARE FACILITIES TO BE LICENSED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND ALLOWING DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE-CERTIFIED CHILD CARE FACILITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE-SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE PROGRAM.
Intro. by Brown.

Status: Ref To Com On Appropriations (House Action) (Apr 28 2015)

Bill History:

S 368

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 22 2015 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends GS 110-106.2(b)(1) to delete provision that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) must issue a North Carolina child care license to the DOD-certified child care facility upon the filing by the DOD-certified child care facility of a notice of intent to operate a child care facility.

    Amends GS 110-106.2 to clarify that facilities that meet all the requirements of this section are exempt from all other requirements of GS Chapter 110, Article 7, Child Care Facilities, and are not to be subject to licensure. Provides that for the purposes of the North Carolina Subsidized Child Care Program, the Department of Defense (DOD)-certified child care facilities are reimbursed under the NC Subsidized Child Care Program as follows: (1) DOD-certified child care facilities that are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) must be reimbursed at the five-star rated license rate and (2) all other DOD-certified child care facilities shall be reimbursed at the four-star rated license rate.

    Deletes additional provisions concerning provisional licensure, lead teacher qualification, and administrator employee qualifications. Deletes provision that prohibits DHHS from assessing a licensure fee. Removes language that provides that a revocation of DOD certification results in termination of a NC child care license.


  • Summary date: Mar 23 2015 - More information

    Enacts new GS 110-106.2. Requires Department of Defense (DOD) certified child care facilities to file a notice of intent to operate with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and require DHHS to then issue a North Carolina child care license to the DOD-certified child care facility. Defines DOD-certified child care facility. Requires each DOD-certified child care facility to file a report with DHHS indicating that it meets the minimum standards for child care facilities as provided by DOD. Provides that DOD-certified child care facilities are not subject to regulation by DHHS because all DOD rules and regulations for DOD-certified child care facilities are deemed equivalent to provisions of Article 7 and rules adopted by the Child Care Commission. Requires DHHS to rate DOD-certified child care facilities that have achieved specified accreditation as five-star-rated facilities, while those without the specified accreditation are to be rated as four-star. Sets out additional provisions concerning provisional licensure, lead teacher qualification, and administrator employee qualifications. Prohibits DHHS from assessing a licensure fee. Provides that a revocation of DOD certification results in termination of a NC child care license. 

    Amends GS 143B-168.15 to add that funds allocated under the statute for child care subsidies supplement and do not supplant any funds allocated to DOD-certified child care facilities licensed under GS 110-106.2.

    Allows DOD-certified child care facilities licensed under GS 110-106.2 to participate in the state subsidized child care program provided that funds allocated from the state‑subsidized child care program to DOD-certified child care facilities supplement and not supplant funds. Requires that payment rates and fees for military families who choose DOD certified child care facilities and who are eligible to receive subsidized child care be as determined by the General Assembly in the Current Operations Appropriations Act for the 2015‑16 fiscal year.

    Effective January 1, 2016.


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