PUBLIC NOTICE FOR RULES 
THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES

Public notice is hereby given that the Department of Family Services is amending the following rules:

Chapter 1, General Provisions, Rules for Certification of a Family Child Care Home (FCCH) and Family Child Care Center or Child Care Center 
Chapter 2, Certification Procedures
Chapter 3, Denial, Non-Renewal
Chapter 4, General Requirements
Chapter 5, Family Child Care Homes
Chapter 6, Family Child Care Centers
Chapter 7, Child Care Centers
Chapter 8, Health and Sanitation of Child care Facilities
Chapter 9, Health and Sanitation, Administrative Rules (Repealed)


In addition to clarification and reductions, the proposed amendments include, but are not limited to:  more frequent Central Registry and background checks, changes to disqualifying offenses, addition of a review process for rehabilitation determination, restriction of issuance of a license if staff or household members with disqualifying offenses reside in an in-home facility, changes to training requirements, chapters have been consolidated, use of certain equipment has been restricted and facility reporting requirements have been changed..

Written comments must be submitted to the following address no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 1, 2016:


DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES
ATTN: Nichole Anderson
2300 Capitol Ave 3rd Floor
CHEYENNE, WY 82002

An individual who comments on the rules may request that the agency provide a statement of principal reasons for overruling the individual’s comments.  If requested, the Statement will be issued either prior to or within thirty (30) days after agency action.

A public hearing will be held by the Department of Family Services if requested by twenty-five (25) persons, by a governmental subdivision, or by an association having not less than twenty-five (25) members.  Requests for a hearing should be directed to the agency at the above address by the date specified.  Notice of hearing will be provided to all persons making a timely request therefore and providing a legible mailing address.