ORS 657A.330¹
Registration requirements
  • fee
  • waiver
  • renewal
  • rules
  • work sheet
  • civil penalty

(1) A provider operating a family child care home where care is provided in the family living quarters of the provider’s home that is not subject to the certification requirements of ORS 657A.280 (When certification required) may not operate a child care facility without registering with the Child Care Division of the Employment Department.

(2) A child care facility holding a registration may care for a maximum of 10 children, including the provider’s own children. Of the 10 children:

(a) No more than six may be younger than school age; and

(b) No more than two may be 24 months of age or younger.

(3)(a) To obtain a registration, a provider must apply to the Child Care Division by submitting a completed application work sheet and a nonrefundable fee. The fee shall vary according to the number of children for which the facility is requesting to be registered, and shall be determined and applied through rules adopted by the division under ORS 657A.275 (Fees and charges). The fee shall be deposited as provided in ORS 657A.310 (Application) (2). The division may waive any or all of the fee if the division determines that imposition of the fee would impose a hardship on the provider.

(b) Upon receipt of an initial or renewal application satisfactory to the division, the division shall conduct an on-site review of the child care facility under this section. The on-site review shall be conducted within 30 days of the receipt of a satisfactory application.

(4) The division shall issue a registration to a provider operating a family child care home if:

(a) The provider has completed a child care overview class administered by the division;

(b) The provider has completed two hours of training on child abuse and neglect issues;

(c) The provider is currently certified in infant and child first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation;

(d) The provider is certified as a food handler under ORS 624.570 (Food handler training requirement); and

(e) The division determines that the application meets the requirements of ORS 181.537 (Authority of Department of Human Services and Employment Department to require fingerprints), 657A.030 (Criminal History Registry) and 657A.250 (Definitions for ORS 657A.030 and 657A.250 to 657A.450) to 657A.450 (Assistance to staff of facility) and the rules promulgated pursuant to ORS 181.534 (Criminal records check), 181.537 (Authority of Department of Human Services and Employment Department to require fingerprints), 657A.030 (Criminal History Registry) and 657A.250 (Definitions for ORS 657A.030 and 657A.250 to 657A.450) to 657A.450 (Assistance to staff of facility), and receives a satisfactory records check, including criminal records and protective services records.

(5) Unless the registration is revoked as provided in ORS 657A.350 (Denial, revocation or suspension of certification or registration), the registration is valid for a period of two years from the date of issuance. The division may renew a registration of a provider operating a family child care home if the provider:

(a) Is currently certified in infant and child first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation;

(b) Has completed a minimum of eight hours of training related to child care during the most recent registration period; and

(c) Is certified as a food handler under ORS 624.570 (Food handler training requirement).

(6) A registration authorizes operation of the facility only on the premises described in the registration and only by the person named in the registration.

(7) The division shall adopt rules:

(a) Creating the application work sheet required under subsection (3) of this section;

(b) Defining full-time and part-time care;

(c) Establishing under what circumstances the adult to child ratio requirements may be temporarily waived; and

(d) Establishing health and safety procedures and standards on:

(A) The number and type of toilets and sinks available to children;

(B) Availability of steps or blocks for use by children;

(C) Room temperature;

(D) Lighting of rooms occupied by children;

(E) Glass panels on doors;

(F) Condition of floors;

(G) Availability of emergency telephone numbers; and

(H) Smoking.

(8) The division shall adopt the application work sheet required by subsection (3) of this section. The work sheet must include, but need not be limited to, the following:

(a) The number and ages of the children to be cared for at the facility; and

(b) The health and safety procedures in place and followed at the facility.

(9) The division, upon good cause shown, may waive one or more of the registration requirements. The division may waive a requirement only if appropriate conditions or safeguards are imposed to protect the welfare of the children and the consumer interests of the parents of the children. The division may not waive the on-site review requirement for applicants applying for an initial registration or renewal of a registration.

(10) The division, by rule, shall develop a list of recommended standards consistent with standards established by professional organizations regarding child care programs for child care facilities. Compliance with the standards is not required for a registration, but the division shall encourage voluntary compliance and shall provide technical assistance to a child care facility attempting to comply with the standards. The child care facility shall distribute the list of recommended minimum standards to the parents of all children cared for at the facility.

(11) In adopting rules relating to registration, the division shall consult with the appropriate legislative committee in developing the rules to be adopted. If the rules are being adopted during a period when the Legislative Assembly is not in session, the division shall consult with the appropriate interim legislative committee.

(12) A person who violates this section is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $100. The Child Care Division may impose the civil penalty for violation of any of the terms or conditions of a registration. [1993 c.733 §2; 1995 c.278 §14; 1995 c.647 §4; 1997 c.399 §1; 1999 c.382 §8; 1999 c.743 §9; 2001 c.104 §254; 2001 c.528 §1; 2003 c.293 §11; 2005 c.730 §33]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 657A—Child Care, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors657A.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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