Title 17. Education

Chapter 1. General School Law

Part X-C. Family Child Care Provider and in-Home Provider Registration Law

 

17:407.71      Grounds for revocation or refusal to renew registration; criminal activities; lack of CPR or first aid training

 

A. (1) No person who has been convicted of or pled nolo contendere to a crime listed in R.S. 15:587.1(C) may be a registered family child care provider, be employed in the residence or on the property of the residence where the care is provided by the registered family child care provider, or live in the residence where care is provided by the registered family child care provider. The cost of any criminal background check which may be required by the department as proof of compliance with this Subsection shall be the responsibility of the family child care provider.

 

(2) No person who has been convicted of or pled nolo contendere to a crime listed in R.S. 15:587.1(C) may be a registered in-home child care provider, be an adult employed in the home or on the property of the home where care is provided by the registered in-home child care provider, or be any adult living in the home where care is provided by the registered in-home child care provider who is not a caregiver. For the purposes of this Paragraph, the term “caregiver” shall mean any person legally obligated to provide or secure care for a child, including a parent, legal custodian, foster home parent, or other person providing a residence for the child. The cost of any criminal background check which may be required by the department as proof of compliance with this Subsection shall be the responsibility of the in-home provider.

 

(3) The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall establish by regulation requirements and procedures consistent with the provisions of R.S. 15:587.1 that require the submission of a person’s fingerprints in a form acceptable to the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information and through which:

 

(a) The department may request information concerning whether or not a registered family child care provider, any adult employed in the residence or on the property of the residence where care is provided, or any adult living in the residence where care is provided has been arrested for, convicted of, or pled nolo contendere to any criminal offense.

 

(b) The department may request information concerning whether or not the registered in-home provider, any adult employed in the home or on the property of the home where care is provided, or any adult living in the home where care is provided has been arrested for, convicted of, or pled nolo contendere to any criminal offense.

 

B. Each family child care provider and in-home provider shall have documented current certification in either Infant/Child CPR or Infant/Child/Adult CPR in order to be registered.

 

C. The department may deny, revoke, or refuse to renew any registration of a family child care provider or in-home provider who violates the provisions of this Section.

 

D. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to a family child care provider or in-home provider when such provider is related to all the children receiving child care.

 

E. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to a family child care provider or in-home provider who is registered with the department solely for participation in the United States Child and Adult Care Food Program.

 

Added by Acts 2014, No. 868, § 3, eff. Feb. 1, 2015. Amended by Acts 2015, No. 297, § 1; Acts 2015, No. 354, § 2, eff. July 1, 2015.