as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2020 04:33pm
A bill for an act
relating to human services; requiring the Department of Human Services to conduct
a program inspection for a substance use disorder treatment facility at the same
time as the inspection of the building by the local government; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 245A.04, subdivision 4.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 245A.04, subdivision 4, is
amended to read:
(a) Before issuing a license under this chapter, the
commissioner shall conduct an inspection of the program. The inspection must include but
is not limited to:
(1) an inspection of the physical plant;
(2) an inspection of records and documents;
(3) observation of the program in operation; and
(4) an inspection for the health, safety, and fire standards in licensing requirements for
a child care license holder.
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(b) The observation in paragraph (a), clause (3), is not required prior to issuing a license
under subdivision 7. If the commissioner issues a license under this chapter, these
requirements must be completed within one year after the issuance of the license.
(c) Before completing a licensing inspection in a family child care program or child care
center, the licensing agency must offer the license holder an exit interview to discuss
violations or potential violations of law or rule observed during the inspection and offer
technical assistance on how to comply with applicable laws and rules. The commissioner
shall not issue a correction order or negative licensing action for violations of law or rule
not discussed in an exit interview, unless a license holder chooses not to participate in an
exit interview or not to complete the exit interview. If the license holder is unable to complete
the exit interview, the licensing agency must offer an alternate time for the license holder
to complete the exit interview.
(d) If a family child care license holder disputes a county licensor's interpretation of a
licensing requirement during a licensing inspection or exit interview, the license holder
may, within five business days after the exit interview or licensing inspection, request
clarification from the commissioner, in writing, in a manner prescribed by the commissioner.
The license holder's request must describe the county licensor's interpretation of the licensing
requirement at issue, and explain why the license holder believes the county licensor's
interpretation is inaccurate. The commissioner and the county must include the license
holder in all correspondence regarding the disputed interpretation, and must provide an
opportunity for the license holder to contribute relevant information that may impact the
commissioner's decision. The county licensor must not issue a correction order related to
the disputed licensing requirement until the commissioner has provided clarification to the
license holder about the licensing requirement.
(e) The commissioner or the county shall inspect at least annually a child care provider
licensed under this chapter and Minnesota Rules, chapter 9502 or 9503, for compliance
with applicable licensing standards.
(f) No later than November 19, 2017, the commissioner shall make publicly available
on the department's website the results of inspection reports of all child care providers
licensed under this chapter and under Minnesota Rules, chapter 9502 or 9503, and the
number of deaths, serious injuries, and instances of substantiated child maltreatment that
occurred in licensed child care settings each year.