GENERAL REQUIREMENTS


§ 3270.11. Application for and issuance of a certificate of compliance.

 (a)  A legal entity shall obtain a valid certificate of compliance to operate at a specific location. The certificate of compliance will be issued by the Department to a legal entity prior to commencement of operation at a specified location.

 (b)  A legal entity or a representative of the legal entity shall participate in an orientation training provided by the Department within 12 months prior to commencing operation of the child day care center. The orientation does not count toward the annual minimum of 6 hours of child care training required in §  3270.31(e) (relating to age and training).

 (c)  Application for a certificate of compliance shall be submitted to the appropriate regional day care office in accordance with Chapter 20 (relating to the licensure or approval of facilities and agencies).

 (d)  A certificate of compliance is issued in the manner described in Chapter 20, for a period not to exceed 12 months from the date of issue.

 (e)  A facility will be inspected at least once every 12 months by an agent of the Department.

 (f)  The facility is subject to announced and unannounced inspections in accordance with §  3270.24(b) (relating to Departmental access).

 (g)  Sanctions relating to the status of a certificate of compliance are applied under the authority of applicable sections of the act, Chapter 20 and this chapter.

 (h)  A facility whose certificate of compliance is current as of September 22, 2008, will not be inspected under this chapter until the current certificate of compliance is due to be renewed or when a regulatory violation is alleged and the Department responds to the alleged violation with an inspection.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3270.11 amended under Articles IX and X of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  901—922 and 1001—1087).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3270.11 amended May 23, 2008, effective September 22, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 2437. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (204546).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3270.241 (relating to requirements specific to school-age programs).



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