10A NCAC 10 .0505          ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAM

(a)  Each agency administering the subsidized child care program shall exercise any powers and duties delegated to it under this Chapter or under contract in a fair and impartial manner.  It shall not discriminate with respect to any child care parent or child care provider in reaction to any complaint lodged with or against the agency by that parent or child care provider or in reaction to any opposition or support expressed by that parent or child care provider to a position taken by the agency on any child care issue.  It shall comply fully with the parental freedom of choice provisions of 10A NCAC 10 .0909.

(b)  An agency determined by the Secretary or his designee to have violated the provisions of this Rule shall be ineligible to contract for administration of the subsidized child care program funds for a period determined by the Secretary of up to three years from the date of the Secretary's determination that a violation has occurred.  Determinations by the Secretary or his designee may be appealed pursuant to G.S. 150B‑23 by the agency or by the complainant if that person or entity is the person or entity aggrieved as defined in G.S. 150B-2.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153(2a);

Eff. July 1, 1992;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2001.