Public Act 90-0090 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0090

HB0653 Enrolled                                LRB9003649DPpc

    AN ACT to amend the Child Care Act of  1969  by  changing
Section 4.

    Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section 5.  The Child Care Act  of  1969  is  amended  by
changing Section 4 as follows:

    (225 ILCS 10/4) (from Ch. 23, par. 2214)
    Sec. 4. License requirement; application; notice.
    (a)  Any  person,  group of persons or corporation who or
which receives children or arranges for care or placement  of
one or more children unrelated to the operator must apply for
a  license  to operate one of the types of facilities defined
in Sections 2.05 through 2.19 of this Act. Any  relative  who
receives  a child or children for placement by the Department
on a full-time basis may apply for a  license  to  operate  a
foster family home as defined in Section 2.17 of this Act.
    (b)  Application  for  a  license to operate a child care
facility must be made to the Department in the manner and  on
forms  prescribed  by it.  An application to operate a foster
family home shall include, at a minimum: a completed  written
form;  written  authorization  by the applicant and all adult
members of the applicant's household to  conduct  a  criminal
background  investigation;  medical evidence in the form of a
medical report, on forms prescribed by the  Department,  that
the  applicant and all members of the household are free from
communicable diseases or physical and mental conditions  that
affect  their  ability  to  provide  care  for  the  child or
children; the names and addresses of at least 3  persons  not
related  to  the  applicant who can attest to the applicant's
moral character; and fingerprints submitted by the  applicant
and all adult members of the applicant's household.
    (c)  The  Department shall notify the public when a child
care institution, maternity center, or group home licensed by
the Department undergoes a change in (i) the range of care or
services offered at the facility, (ii) the  age  or  type  of
children  served,  or (iii) the area within the facility used
by children. The Department shall notify the  public  of  the
change in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or
municipality  in  which  the  applicant's  facility  is or is
proposed to be located.
    (d)  If,   upon   examination   of   the   facility   and
investigation of persons responsible for  care  of  children,
the Department is satisfied that the facility and responsible
persons  reasonably meet standards prescribed for the type of
facility for which application is  made,  it  shall  issue  a
license  in proper form, designating on that license the type
of child care  facility  and,  except  for  a  child  welfare
agency, the number of children to be served at any one time.
(Source: P.A. 89-21, eff. 7-1-95.)

    Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

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