SUMMARY OF BILL
REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE
Ways and Means
The bill would amend Public Act 116 of 1973, the child care licensing Act, to specify that certain confidential records kept by a licensee of a child care organization would have to be available to the following:
-- An employee of an agency, bureau, division, or other entity within the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, or the employee of a child caring institution or child placing agency contracted with the Departments, but only for the extent necessary for the administration of child welfare services in each case.
-- A national accreditation program, only while on-site, for the purpose of review and accreditation of a child welfare program, agency, or organization.
In addition, the Director of the agency responsible for child welfare services, or his or her designee, would be responsible for authorizing an employee's access and for ensuring that access was given only to the extent necessary.
The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.