For purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.
"Child care assistance program" means any of the assistance programs under chapter 119B.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.
"Controlling individual" has the meaning given in section 245A.02, subdivision 5a.
"County" means a local county child care assistance program staff or subcontracted staff, or a county investigator acting on behalf of the commissioner.
"Department" means the Department of Human Services.
"Financial misconduct" or "misconduct" means an entity's or individual's acts or omissions that result in fraud and abuse or error against the Department of Human Services. Financial misconduct includes acting as a recruiter offering conditional employment on behalf of a provider that has received funds from the child care assistance program.
"Identify" means to furnish the full name, current or last known address, phone number, and e-mail address of the individual or business entity.
"License holder" has the meaning given in section 245A.02, subdivision 9.
"Mail" means the use of any mail service with proof of delivery and receipt.
"Recipient" means a family receiving assistance as defined under section 119B.011, subdivision 13.
"Recruiter offering conditional employment" means a child care provider, center owner, director, manager, license holder, or other controlling individual or agent who, for pecuniary gain, directly procures or solicits an applicant or a prospective employee and requires as a condition of employment that the applicant or prospective employee has one or more children who are eligible for or receive child care assistance.
"Terminate" means revocation of participation in the child care assistance program.