Bill Text - HB1710 (2020)

Relative to the disclosure of the results of child day care monitoring visits.


Revision: Feb. 19, 2020, 3:08 p.m.

HB 1710 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

19Feb2020... 0469h

2020 SESSION

20-3110

05/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1710

 

AN ACT relative to the disclosure of the results of child day care monitoring visits.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McWilliams, Merr. 27; Rep. Fox, Merr. 23; Rep. Acton, Rock. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill revises the procedure for posting results of child day care monitoring visits on the department of health and human services website and expands the licensees' opportunity to respond to the department's findings.

 

This bill is a request of the study committee established in 2019, 173 (HB 524).

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19Feb2020... 0469h

20-3110

05/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the disclosure of the results of child day care monitoring visits.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Child Day Care Licensing; Record of Licenses and Investigatory and Monitoring Visits.  RSA 170-E:10, II and III are repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

II.  Information submitted in the application process shall be private, confidential, and not available for review.  However, the license itself, the findings of investigatory and monitoring visits, and final decisions relative to licensure of the child day care agency shall be considered public information, posted on the department's website, and available for review by members of the public.  The findings of investigatory and monitoring visits and final decisions relative to licensure shall be posted on the department's website not less than 21 days from the date of the finding or decision, and shall be available on the website for a period of 3 years.  

III.  At least 15 business days before posting the results or findings of an investigatory visit, monitoring visit, or a final decision relative to licensure on the department's website, the department shall notify the child day care agency of its findings or decision and the date on which the information shall be posted on the department's website.  The department may provide such notice by email or, if the child day care agency has not provided an email address, by United States mail.  If the child day care agency submits a response prior to the date of posting, the child day care agency's response shall also be posted on the department's website.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

HB 1710 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

19Feb2020... 0469h

2020 SESSION

20-3110

05/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1710

 

AN ACT relative to the disclosure of the results of child day care monitoring visits.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McWilliams, Merr. 27; Rep. Fox, Merr. 23; Rep. Acton, Rock. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill revises the procedure for posting results of child day care monitoring visits on the department of health and human services website and expands the licensees' opportunity to respond to the department's findings.

 

This bill is a request of the study committee established in 2019, 173 (HB 524).

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19Feb2020... 0469h

20-3110

05/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the disclosure of the results of child day care monitoring visits.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Child Day Care Licensing; Record of Licenses and Investigatory and Monitoring Visits.  RSA 170-E:10, II and III are repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

II.  Information submitted in the application process shall be private, confidential, and not available for review.  However, the license itself, the findings of investigatory and monitoring visits, and final decisions relative to licensure of the child day care agency shall be considered public information, posted on the department's website, and available for review by members of the public.  The findings of investigatory and monitoring visits and final decisions relative to licensure shall be posted on the department's website not less than 21 days from the date of the finding or decision, and shall be available on the website for a period of 3 years.  

III.  At least 15 business days before posting the results or findings of an investigatory visit, monitoring visit, or a final decision relative to licensure on the department's website, the department shall notify the child day care agency of its findings or decision and the date on which the information shall be posted on the department's website.  The department may provide such notice by email or, if the child day care agency has not provided an email address, by United States mail.  If the child day care agency submits a response prior to the date of posting, the child day care agency's response shall also be posted on the department's website.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.