10A NCAC 10 .0202          PAYMENT RATES

(a)  Rates for daily care purchased from a child care center shall be established according to the procedures described in Rule .0203 of this Section and according to the instructions included in the annual appropriations act.

(b)  The payment rate for child care purchased from a child care home as defined in G.S. 110‑86(3) shall be limited to the county market rate for home-based child care established by the Department in accordance with the annual appropriations act.

(c)  The payment rate for child care purchased from a home-based child care arrangement which meets the requirements established by the Social Services Commission for a nonlicensed child care home, as codified in 10A NCAC 10 .0800, shall be limited to the county market rate for home-based nonlicensed child care established by the Department in accordance with the annual appropriations act.

(d)  The payment rates for daily transportation purchased from any approved provider shall be established by the Department in accordance with the annual appropriations act.

(e)  Payment rates for part‑time care shall be prorated according to the number of hours per day or the number of hours per week the child is scheduled to attend.  Payment rates for care provided by shift or during the weekend shall be limited to the market rate or the provider's private rate, whichever is lower.

(f)  Client fees imposed in accordance with the annual appropriations act shall be subtracted from the county payment rate to determine the state payment amount for an individual child.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153(8)a;

Eff. January 1, 1987;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2001; August 1, 1994; July 1, 1990.