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WVC 49 - 1 - 203 §49-1-203. Definitions related, but not limited, to licensing and approval of programs.

     When used in this chapter, terms defined in this section have the meanings ascribed to them that relate to, but are not limited to, licensing and approval of programs, except in those instances where a different meaning is provided or the context in which the word is used clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended.

     "Approval" means a finding by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources that a facility operated by the state has met the requirements of legislative rules promulgated for operation of that facility and that a Certificate of Approval or a Certificate of Operation has been issued.

     "Certification of Approval" or "Certificate of Operation" means a statement issued by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources that a facility meets all of the necessary requirements for operation.

     "Certificate of license" means a statement issued by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources authorizing an individual, corporation, partnership, voluntary association, municipality or county, or any agency thereof, to provide specified services for a limited period of time in accordance with the terms of the certificate.

     "Certificate of registration" means a statement issued by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources to a family child care home, informal family child care home or relative family child care home, upon receipt of a self-certification statement of compliance with the legislative rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter.

     "License" means the grant of official permission to a facility to engage in an activity which would otherwise be prohibited.

     "Registration" means the process by which a family child care home, informal family child care home or a relative family child care home self-certifies compliance with the legislative rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter.

     "Rule" means legislative rules promulgated by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources or a statement issued by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources of the standards to be applied in the various areas of child care.

     "Variance" means a declaration that a rule may be accomplished in a manner different from the manner set forth in the rule.

     "Waiver" means a declaration that a certain legislative rule is inapplicable in a particular circumstance.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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