10A NCAC 09 .0204          CHANGES REQUIRING ISSUANCE OF A NEW LICENSE FOR A CHILD CARE CENTER

(a)  When the ownership of a child care center changes, the prospective new owner shall apply for a new license in accordance with Rule .0403 of this Chapter at least 30 days before acquiring ownership of the center. A child care center license shall not be bought, sold, or transferred by one person or entity to another.

(b)  When a licensed child care center is to be moved from one location to another, the licensee shall apply for and receive a license for the new location before the licensee provides child care services at the new location. A child care center license shall not be transferable from one location to another.

(c)  When a licensee desires to change the licensed capacity of a center, the licensee shall notify the Division of the following:

(1)           If the licensee wishes to increase the licensed capacity by using space not currently approved for child care, the licensee shall obtain inspections of the unapproved space by the local health, building, and fire inspectors in accordance with G.S. 110-91(1), (4), and (5). Once the licensee documents that the unlicensed space conforms to all applicable sanitation, building, and fire standards, and if all applicable requirements of G.S. 110, Article 7 and this Chapter are met, the Division shall issue a new license to reflect the increase in licensed capacity.

(2)           If a licensee wishes to increase the center's licensed capacity by using space that is already approved for child care, the Division shall, upon request, issue a new license showing the increase in accordance with applicable requirements of G.S. 110, Article 7 and this Chapter.

(3)           If a licensee wishes to decrease the center's licensed capacity, the Division shall, upon request, issue a new license reflecting the decrease.

(d)  When a licensee decides to conform with requirements in order to remove a restriction on the age or number of children who can be served in the center, the licensee shall arrange for inspections of the center by the Division and the local health, building, and fire inspectors in accordance with G.S. 110-91(1), (4), and (5). Once the licensee submits documentation that the center conforms to all applicable sanitation, building, and fire standards, and if all applicable requirements of G.S. 110, Article 7 and this Chapter are met, the Division shall issue a new license without the restriction.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-88(8); 110-93; 143B-168.3;

Eff. January 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1998; July 1, 1988; January 1, 1987;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2017.