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                            CHAPTER 248-H.F.No. 2813 
                  An act relating to human services; requiring child 
                  care providers to develop policies for reporting 
                  suspected child maltreatment; requiring child care 
                  licenses to contain certain information; proposing 
                  coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245A.
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [245A.145] [CHILD CARE PROGRAM REPORTING 
        NOTIFICATION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.] (a) All licensed 
        child care providers must develop policies and procedures for 
        reporting suspected child maltreatment that fulfill the 
        requirements in section 626.556, and must develop policies and 
        procedures for reporting complaints about the operation of a 
        child care program.  The policies and procedures must include 
        the telephone numbers of the local county child protection 
        agency for reporting suspected maltreatment; the county 
        licensing agency for family and group family child care 
        providers; and the state licensing agency for child care centers 
        for reporting other concerns. 
           (b) The policies and procedures required in paragraph (a) 
        must:  
           (1) be provided to the parents of all children at the time 
        of enrollment in the child care program; and 
           (2) be made available upon request.  
           Subd. 2.  [LICENSING AGENCY PHONE NUMBER DISPLAYED.] By 
        July 1, 2002, a new or renewed child care license must include a 
        statement that informs parents who have concerns about their 
        child's care that they may call the licensing agency.  The 
        commissioner shall print the telephone number for the licensing 
        agency in bold and large font on the license issued to child 
        care providers. 
           Presented to the governor March 20, 2002 
           Signed by the governor March 21, 2002, 3:11 p.m.