Issuance of a School-Age Child Care Center License


(a) The Department shall issue a license to an applicant in accordance with the provisions of Health and Safety Code Section 1597.21, which apply only to school-age child care centers, after a completed application has been submitted and upon determination that all licensing requirements have been met.

Health and Safety Code Sections 1597.21(g) and (h)(1) reads in pertinent part:

(g) Upon the receipt of a completed application for a license to operate a schoolage day care program at a functioning schoolsite from an organization that is currently licensed to operate a schoolage day care program at another site, the department shall have 30 days to make a final determination on whether to issue a license to operate the program. A functioning schoolsite shall meet the requirements of paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 1596.806.

(h) (1) If the department, for any reason, is unable to comply with subdivision (g), it shall, within 30 days of the receipt of the application described in subdivision (g), grant a provisional license to the applicant to operate for a period not to exceed six months. The provisional license shall be granted provided the department has conducted a site visit and has not found any life safety risks, the criminal records clearances are complete, and the school fire inspection has been verified. The requirement for criminal records clearances may be satisfied by transfer of current criminal records clearances, pursuant to subdivision (g) [sic*] of Section 1596.871.

  • The Department notes that the reference to subdivision (g) of Section 1596.871 appears to be in error in statute. The correct reference is to subdivision (h)(1) of Section 1596.871.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 1596.81, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1596.72, 1596.73, 1596.81, 1596.95 and 1597.21, Health and Safety Code.

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