Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 290-2-7-.21 - Enforcement and Penalties

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) Plans of Correction. If the Department determines that either an Outdoor Child Caring Program or a facility applying to become licensed as an Outdoor Child Caring Program does not comply with the rules, the Department shall provide written notice specifying the rule(s) violated and setting a time for the agency not to exceed ten (10) working days with in which to file an acceptable written plan of correction where the Department has determined that an opportunity to correct is permissible. If such plan of correction is determined not acceptable to the Department because it does not adequately correct the identified violation, the Department will advise the Outdoor Child Caring Program or facility applying to become licensed that the plan of correction is not acceptable. The Department may permit the camp to submit a revised plan of correction.
(a) The camp shall comply with an accepted plan of correction.
(b) Where the Department determines that either the Outdoor Child Caring Program or the facility applying to become licensed as an Outdoor Child Caring Program has not filed an acceptable plan of correction or has not complied with the accepted plan of correction, the Department may initiate an adverse action to enforce these rules.
(2) All adverse actions to enforce the Rules and Regulations for an Outdoor Child Caring Program shall be initiated in accordance with the Rules and Regulations for Enforcement of Licensing Requirements, Chapter 290-1-6, and O.C.G.A. Secs. 49-5-12 and 49-5-12.1, Penalties for Violation of Child Welfare Agency Laws and Regulations and Sec. 49-5-60et seq. and the requirements set forth herein.
(3) Required Notifications for Revocations and Suspensions. The camp shall notify each child's parents and/or legal guardians of the Department's actions to revoke the license or seek an emergency suspension of the camp's license to operate.
(a) The official notice of the revocation or emergency suspension action and any final resolution, together with the Department's complaint intake phone number and website address, shall be provided by the camp to each current and prospective child's parents and/or legal guardians.
(b) The camp shall ensure the posting of the official notice at the camp in an area that is visible to each child's parents and/or legal guardians.
(c) The camp shall ensure that the official notice continues to be visible to each child's parents and/or legal guardians throughout the pendency of the revocation and emergency suspension actions, including any appeals.
(d) The camp shall have posted in an area that is readily visible to each child's parents and/or legal guardians any inspection reports that are prepared by the Department during the pendency of any revocation or emergency suspension action.
(e) It shall be a violation of these rules for the camp to permit the removal or obliteration of any posted notices of revocation, emergency suspension action, resolution, or inspection survey during the pendency of any revocation or emergency suspension action.
(f) The Department may post an official notice of the revocation or emergency suspension action on its website or share the notice of the revocation or emergency suspension action and any information pertaining thereto with any other agencies that may have an interest in the welfare of the children in care of the camp.
(g) The Department may suspend any requirements of these rules and the enforcement of any rules where the Governor of the State of Georgia has declared a public health emergency.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 290-2-7-.21
O.C.G.A. Secs. 31-2-6, 49-5-8, 49-5-12, 49-5-90et seq.
Original Rule entitled "Enforcement and Penalties" adopted. F. Jan. 23, 3008; eff. Feb. 12, 2008.

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