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CHAPTER 26-6

CHILDREN'S HOMES AND WELFARE AGENCIES

26-6-1      Agencies and institutions defined as child welfare agencies--Department of Social Services.
26-6-1.1      Chapter not applicable to day care services provided by school board for children of enrolled students.
26-6-2 to 26-6-6.      Repealed.
26-6-6.1      Continuing foster care to age twenty-one.
26-6-7      Repealed.
26-6-8      License required to place child for adoption--Relatives and guardian excepted.
26-6-9      License or registration required for child care or placement by public or private agency--Waiver violation as misdemeanor.
26-6-10      Repealed.
26-6-11      Application for license--Investigation--Issuance--Conditions--Records--Public inspection.
26-6-12      Provisional license authorized.
26-6-13      Duration of licenses--Suspension or revocation--Assignment prohibited--Display or availability for inspection.
26-6-14      Categories of child welfare agency licenses.
26-6-14.1      Family day care defined--Number of children allowed.
26-6-14.2      Registration of family day care homes--Rules--Exemption--Investigation--Duration of registration--Assignment prohibited.
26-6-14.3      Issuance of child welfare license--Criminal record of applicant to be secured--Waiver by applicant--When application denied.
26-6-14.4      Persons to whom criminal record requirement applies.
26-6-14.5      Waiver, fingerprinting, and declaration as condition of employment--Time--Immediate termination of employee.
26-6-14.6      Meaning of conviction--Evidence of conviction.
26-6-14.7      Transfer of criminal record clearance when changing employment.
26-6-14.8      Unregistered family day care defined--Number of children allowed.
26-6-14.9      Submission of employees' names to department--Central registry background checks--Notification to provider--Issuance of certificate.
26-6-14.10      Prohibition of licensure, registration, or operation by person convicted of child abuse or other felony, or whose name appears on registry--Failure to report as misdemeanor.
26-6-14.11      Prohibition of child care by person convicted of child abuse, sex offense, or other felony, or whose name appears on registry--Violation as misdemeanor.
26-6-14.12      Before and after school day care exempt from zoning, uniform building, and safety provisions.
26-6-14.13      Information from another state's central registry or national crime database to be used only for background check for approval of foster or adoptive placement.
26-6-15      Specification in licenses and registration certificates of work authorized.
26-6-15.1      Additional number of children in day care--Staff-to-child ratios.
26-6-15.2      Additional number of children in day care center operating preschool program.
26-6-16      Rules for child care by licensed or registered agencies promulgated by department--Matters included in rules.
26-6-17      Repealed.
26-6-18      Repealed.


26-6-18.1      Establishment and support of day care centers by counties and municipalities.
26-6-18.2      Repealed.
26-6-18.3      Appropriation for day care centers.
26-6-18.4      Approved programs required for payments to nonprofit organizations--Records and periodic audit.
26-6-18.5      Exemption of program from zoning, building and fire and life safety codes.
26-6-19      Department of Health visitations and inspections.
26-6-20      Records on children in care of agencies--Information confidential.
26-6-20.1      Definition of terms.
26-6-20.2      Separation of residents' moneys required of homes and centers.
26-6-20.3      Demand trust account deposit of moneys not kept in center--Deposit with state treasurer by public agency.
26-6-20.4      Deposit of money for resident when over specified amount.
26-6-20.5      Surety bond required of facility handling more than specified monthly amount--Bond amount.
26-6-20.6      Safeguards and records required of facilities.
26-6-20.7      Public audit of records.
26-6-20.8      Violation of moneys provisions as cause for revocation of facility's license.
26-6-20.9      Surrender of moneys and funds upon discharge of resident--Receipt--Deposited funds.
26-6-20.10      Escheat of unclaimed property under specified value after death of resident--Notice to relatives--Time--Disposition of property or money.
26-6-21      Placement of children for adoption--Consent by agency to adoption.
26-6-21.1      Repealed.
26-6-22      Notice to remove child from child welfare agency.
26-6-23      Grounds for revocation or refusal to issue or renew child welfare agency license or registration.
26-6-23.1      Revocation or refusal to issue or renew license or registration for child abuse or violence.
26-6-23.2      Central registry background checks on employees.
26-6-24      Notice of intended revocation or refusal of renewal of license or registration--Hearing on protest--Temporary suspension.
26-6-25      Investigation by department of unlicensed and unregistered operations--Further action by department.
26-6-26      Repealed.
26-6-27      Educational and incidental activities exempt from chapter--State institutions.
26-6-28      Reduction of number of children in foster care.
26-6-29      Shelters for battered spouses exempt.
26-6-30 to 26-6-34.      Repealed .
26-6-35      Foster care for person under continuing juvenile jurisdiction who is over the age of majority.
26-6-36      Definitions relating to religious child-placement agencies.
26-6-37      Adverse action defined.
26-6-38      Child-placement agency not required to provide service that conflicts with sincere written religious policy.
26-6-39      State may not take adverse action against child-placement agency acting on basis of sincere written religious policy.
26-6-40      Licensure and state benefit programs available to religious child-placement agency.
26-6-41      Religious child-placement agency to be independent from state.
26-6-42      Child-placement agency may not decline service on basis of race, ethnicity, or national origin.
26-6-43      Claim or defense based on ยงยง 26-6-36 to 26-6-50.
26-6-44      Relief available for successful claim or defense.
26-6-45      Sovereign immunity not waived.
26-6-46      Broad protection of free exercise of religious beliefs and moral convictions.
26-6-47      Other law in conflict preempted.
26-6-48      Time for asserting claim.
26-6-49      Construction with federal law.
26-6-50      Other child-placement agencies not limited by actions of religious child-placement agency--Best interest of child.


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