Child care centers—allowable exemptions, 109.1
HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Notice of Intended Action
Twenty-five interested persons, a governmental subdivision, an agency or association of 25 or more persons may demand an oral presentation hereon as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b."
Notice is also given to the public that the Administrative Rules Review Committee may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this proposed action under section 17A.8(6) at a regular or special meeting where the public or interested persons may be heard.
Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code section 237A.12, the Department of Human Services hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 109, "Child Care Centers," Iowa Administrative Code.
This proposed amendment revises the definition of "child care" found in rule 441—109.1(237A) to provide allowable exemptions in accordance with 2017 Iowa Acts, House File 534. House File 534 modifies Iowa Code chapter 237A to allow programs serving children who are at least three years of age and eligible for special education under Iowa Code chapter 256B to be exempt from child care facility licensing requirements.
Any interested person may make written comments on the proposed amendment on or before November 28, 2017. Comments should be directed to Harry Rossander, Bureau of Policy Coordination, Department of Human Services, Hoover State Office Building, Fifth Floor, 1305 East Walnut Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0114. Comments may be sent by fax to (515)281-4980 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This amendment does not provide for waivers in specified situations because requests for the waiver of any rule may be submitted under the Department's general rule on exceptions at 441—1.8(17A,217).
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
This amendment is intended to implement Iowa Code section 237A.1(3) as amended by 2017 Iowa Acts, House File 534.
The following amendment is proposed.
Amend rule 441—109.1(237A), definition of "Child care," as follows:
"Child care" means the care, supervision, or guidance of a child by a person other than the child's parent, guardian, or custodian for periods of less than 24 hours per day per child on a regular basis in a place other than the child's home, but does not include care, supervision, or guidance of a child by any of the following:
1.An instructional program for children who are attending prekindergarten as defined by the state board of education under Iowa Code section 256.11 or a higher grade level and are at least four years of age, or at least three years of age and eligible for special education under Iowa Code chapter 256B, and administered by a public or nonpublic school system accredited by the department of education or the state board of regents or a nonpublic school system which is not accredited by the department of education or the state board of regents.
2. to 13. No change.