5104.05 Requirements for building, fire prevention, and food service.

(A) The director of job and family services shall issue a license or provisional license for the operation of a child day-care center, if the director finds, after investigation of the applicant and inspection of the center, that other requirements of this chapter, rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter, and the following requirements are met:

(1) The buildings in which the center is housed, subsequent to any major modification, have been approved by the department of commerce or a certified municipal, township, or county building department for the purpose of operating a child day-care center. Any structure used for the operation of a center shall be constructed, equipped, repaired, altered, and maintained in accordance with applicable provisions of Chapters 3781. and 3791. of the Revised Code and with regulations adopted by the board of building standards under Chapter 3781. of the Revised Code and this division for the safety and sanitation of structures erected for this purpose.

(2) The state fire marshal or the fire chief or fire prevention officer of the municipal corporation or township in which the center is located has inspected the center annually within the preceding license period and has found the center to be in compliance with rules promulgated by the fire marshal pursuant to section 3737.83 of the Revised Code regarding fire prevention and fire safety in a child day-care center.

(3) The center has received a food service operation license under Chapter 3717. of the Revised Code if meals are to be served to children other than children of the licensee or administrator, whether or not a consideration is received for the meals.

(B) The director of job and family services shall issue a license or provisional license for the operation of a type A family day-care home, if the director finds, after investigation of the applicant and inspection of the type A home, that other requirements of this chapter, rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter, and the following requirements are met:

(1) The state fire marshal or the fire chief or fire prevention officer of the municipal corporation or township in which the type A family day-care home is located has inspected the type A home annually within the preceding license period and has found the type A home to be in compliance with rules promulgated by the fire marshal pursuant to section 3737.83 of the Revised Code regarding fire prevention and fire safety in a type A home.

(2) The type A home is in compliance with rules set by the director of job and family services in cooperation with the director of health pursuant to section 3701.80 of the Revised Code regarding meal preparation and meal service in the home. The director of job and family services, in accordance with procedures recommended by the director of health, shall inspect each type A home to determine compliance with those rules.

(3) The type A home is in compliance with rules promulgated by the director of job and family services in cooperation with the board of building standards regarding safety and sanitation pursuant to section 3781.10 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 5104.05

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000