Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after SECTION 2 and inserting therein the following:
/ SECTION 3. Section 63-13-840 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 63-13-840. (A)
The department shall visit the facility when concerns are expressed by the community regarding the health and safety of the children, child abuse, or enrollment beyond the limits set forth in this chapter. When the department visits a family childcare home for purposes of an inspection or investigation pursuant to Section 63-13-80(A), it shall conduct the review to ensure the facility complies with the following:
(1) health and safety of the children;
(2) no evidence of child abuse; and
(3) enrollment within the limits set forth in this chapter;
(B) If the concern is in regard to the health and safety of the children, the department may call on other appropriate agencies (i.e., State Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of the State Fire Marshal) as necessary to conduct an inspection.
(C)(B) If the concern a complaint received by the department concerning a family childcare home pursuant to Section 63-13-80 indicates that the child has been abused, the department shall carry out its responsibility as authorized under Chapter 7. (D) If the visits and inspections verify conditions detrimental to the health and safety of the children or overenrollment, the department shall carry out its responsibility as authorized by Section 63-13-160 and Section 63-13-830(C)."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval of the Governor, except for the provisions of SECTION 2 and SECTION 3, which take effect January 1. 2015. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.