2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 48. Children's code.
48.657 Child care center reports.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 48.657 (2017)

48.657 Child care center reports.

(1) The department shall provide each child care center that holds a license under s. 48.65 (1) or a probationary license under s. 48.69 with an annual report that includes the following information:

(a) Violations of statutes, rules promulgated by the department under s. 48.658 (4) (a) or 48.67, or provisions of licensure under s. 48.70 (1) by the child care center. In providing information under this paragraph, the department may not disclose the identity of any employee of the child care center.

(b) A telephone number at the department that a person may call to complain of any alleged violation of a statute, rule promulgated by the department under s. 48.658 (4) (a) or 48.67, or provision of licensure under s. 48.70 (1) by the child care center.

(c) The results of the most recent inspection of the child care center under s. 48.73.

(2) A child care center shall post the report under sub. (1) next to the child care center's license or probationary license in a place where the report and the inspection results can be seen by parents, guardians, or legal custodians during the child care center's hours of operation.

(2g) If the report under sub. (1) indicates that the child care center is in violation of a statute, a rule promulgated by the department under s. 48.658 (4) (a) or 48.67, or a provision of licensure under s. 48.70 (1), the child care center shall post with the report any notices received from the department relating to that violation.

(2m) The department shall make available on the department's Internet site, as part of the department's licensed child care center search database, a specific description of any violation described in sub. (1) and a description of any steps taken by the child care center to correct the violation.

(2r) Each child care center that receives a report under sub. (1) shall make available to a parent, guardian, or legal custodian of a child who is receiving, or who is a prospective recipient of, care and supervision from the child care center the reports under sub. (1) from the previous 2 years and any notices received from the department relating to any violations identified in those reports. In providing information under this subsection, a child care center may withhold any information that would disclose the identity of an employee of the child care center.

(3) The department may require a child care center to provide to the department any information that is necessary for the department to prepare the report under sub. (1).

History: 1991 a. 275; 1993 a. 16, 375; 1997 a. 256; 2009 a. 19, 28, 185.

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