2013 Code of Alabama
Title 38 - PUBLIC WELFARE.
Chapter 7 - CHILD CARE.
Section 38-7-4 - License to operate or conduct child-care facility - Application; investigation; application to operate foster family home may be made to licensed child-placing agency.
Any person, group of persons or corporation who or which receives children or arranges for care or placement of one or more children unrelated to the operator shall apply for a license or for approval to operate one of the types of child-care facilities defined in this chapter. Application for such license or approval to operate a child-care facility shall be made to the department in the manner and on forms prescribed by it. The department, upon receiving such application, shall examine the premises of the child-care facility, including buildings, equipment, furnishings and appliances thereof and shall investigate the persons responsible for the care of children therein. If, upon such examination of the facility and investigation of the persons responsible for care of children, the department is satisfied that the facility and the responsible persons reasonably meet standards prescribed for the type of child-care facility for which application is made, the department shall issue a license or an approval in the proper form, designating on said license or approval the type of child-care facility and, except for a child-placing agency, the number of children to be served at any one time. Application to operate a foster family home may be made to a licensed child-placing agency as defined in subdivision (7) of Section 38-7-2, and such licensed child-placing agency may examine said foster family home and investigate persons therein responsible for the care of children, and, upon being satisfied that the foster family home and the responsible persons reasonably meet standards prescribed by the department, said licensed child-placing agency may issue an approval to said foster family home.(Acts 1971, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 174, p. 4423, §4.)
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