(A) The director of job and family services, no later than September 1, 1993, and pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, shall adopt rules establishing a procedure and standards for the approval of child day camps that will enable an approved child day camp to receive public moneys pursuant to sections 5104.30 to 5104.39 of the Revised Code. The procedure and standards shall be similar and comparable to the procedure and standards for accrediting child day camps used by the American camping association. The department of job and family services may charge a reasonable fee to inspect a child day camp to determine whether that child day camp meets the standards set forth in this section or in the rules adopted under this section. The department shall approve any child day camp that the department inspects and approves, that the American camping association inspects and accredits, or that is inspected and accredited by any nationally recognized organization that accredits child day camps by using standards that the department has determined are substantially similar and comparable to those of the American camping association. The department shall approve a child day camp for no longer than two years and shall inspect an approved child day camp no less than biennially.
(B) An approved child day camp shall comply with this section and section 5104.21 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted pursuant to those sections. If an approved child day camp is not in substantial compliance with those sections or rules at any time, the department shall terminate the child day camp's approval until the child day camp complies with those sections and rules or for a period of two years, whichever period is longer.
Effective Date: 07-01-2000 .