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WVC 49 - 2 B- 4 §49-2B-4. Rules.
(a) The secretary shall promulgate rules in accordance with the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code regarding the licensure, approval, certification and registration of child care facilities and the implementation of the provisions of this article. The rules shall provide at a minimum the requirement that every residential child care facility shall be subject to an annual time study regarding the quantification of staff supervision time at each facility. Every residential child care facility shall participate in the time study at the request of the department.

(b) The secretary shall review the rules promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this article at least once every five years, making revisions when necessary or convenient: Provided, That on or before the first day of September, two thousand six, the department shall promulgate emergency rules pursuant to the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code that amends and replaces licensing requirements for group residential programs for children, 78 CSR 3, and child placing agencies for children, 78 CSR 2: Provided, however, That on or before the first day of July, two thousand six, the department shall promulgate emergency rules pursuant to the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code that creates requirements for informal family child care homes and relative family child care homes that voluntarily register with the department. All individuals, facilities, entities, programs, agencies or family child care homes subject to said emergency rules shall have one hundred eighty days to come into compliance after promulgation of such rules.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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