used in these rules:
(a) "Act" means 1973 PA
116, MCL 722.111 to 722.128.
"Adult" means a person 18 years of age and older.
(c) "Applicant" means an individual who
applies for a license to operate a family or group child care home.
(d) "Basement" means a story of a building or
structure having ½ or more of its clear height below average grade for
at least 50% of the perimeter.
"Child care assistant" means an individual who is 14 to 17 years of age, who
participates in child care activities in a family or group child care home, and
who shall not have unsupervised access to or provide unsupervised care or
supervision of children.
care background check system" means the database maintained by the department
to document comprehensive background checks and eligibility determinations,
pursuant to section 5n of the act, MCL 722.115n.
(g) "Child care home" means a family child
care home and a group child care home.
(h) "Child care staff member" means that term
as defined in section 1(a) of the act, MCL 722.111(a).
"Child passenger restraint device" means
a device that is used to restrain, seat, or position a child weighing 65 pounds
or less that meets the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard
No. 213, child restraint systems,
(2019), which is hereby adopted by
(j) "Child-use space"
means the rooms and floor levels of the home approved by the department for
(k) "Cleaned" means
washed vigorously with soap and water and rinsed with clean water.
(l) "Combustible" means materials that will
ignite and burn when subjected to a fire or excessive heat.
(m) "Comprehensive background check" means a
department review of an individual as required in sections 5n and 5q of the
act, MCL 722.115n and 722.115q.
"Conducive to the welfare of children" means that term as defined in section
5m(13)(b) of the act, MCL 722.115m(13)(b).
(o) "Continuously employed child care staff
member" and "continuously connected adult household member" means an individual
who has not been disconnected for more than 180 days from the child care
background check system and has continuously resided in Michigan for the
immediately preceding 5-year period, as required in sections 5n(15) and 5n(16)
of the act, MCL 722.115n(15) and 722.115n(16).
(p) "Conviction" means that term as defined
in section 1(i) of the act, MCL 722.111(i).
(q) "Criminal history check" means that term
as defined in section 1(j) of the act, MCL 722.111(j).
(r) "Department" means the department of
licensing and regulatory affairs.
(s) "Eligible" means that term as defined in
section 1(m) of the act, MCL 722.111(m).
(t) "Family child care home" means that term
as defined in section 1(o)(iii) of the act, MCL 722.111(o)(iii).
(u) "Field trip" means children and personnel
leaving the child care home premises for an excursion, trip, or program
(v) "Fire alarm" means a
device that is used to alert all persons in the home of fire conditions. The
device must be heard in all parts of the home that are approved for use by
(w) "Foster child" means
a person who resides in a foster home, who was placed in the foster home by a
placing agent, who is not living with a parent or legal guardian, who is less
than 18 years of age or becomes 18 years of age while residing in the foster
home and continues to reside in the foster home as a dependent adult, and who
is not related to an adult member of the foster family by blood, adoption, or
(x) "Group child care
home" means that term as defined in section 1(o)(iv) of the act, MCL
(y) "Heat detector"
means a single or multiple station alarm responsive to heat.
(z) "Ineligible" means that term as defined
in section 1(n) of the act, MCL 722.111(n).
(aa) "Licensee" means that term as defined in
section 1(q) of the act, MCL 722.111(q).
(bb) "Means of egress" means the exit route
from any point in the home to the outside at ground level.
(cc) "Member of the household" means that
term as defined in section 1(s) of the act, MCL 722.111(s).
(dd) "Minor" means a person less than 18
years of age.
the electronic data system for child care providers to verify and track
employment, training, and educational accomplishments, which is maintained by
the department of education. MiRegistry offers a statewide calendar of online
and classroom training opportunities. MiRegistry can be accessed online at
(ff) "Nonprescription medication" means any
over-the-counter medication that may be orally ingested or applied to the skin,
including but not limited to: aspirin, acetaminophen, cold and flu medicines,
mosquito repellants, antiseptics, ointments, powders, and diaper rash
(gg) "Nighttime care"
means child care provided between midnight to 5:00 a.m.
(hh) "Parent" means a child's natural or
adoptive parent who is legally responsible for the child or the child's legal
resides" means the address is the individuals primary residence and his or her
presence in the home is not contingent upon caring for children.
(jj) "Personnel" means a licensee, child care
staff member, and child care assistant.
(kk) "Premises" means the location of the
child care home where the licensee and family reside and includes the attached
yard, garage, basement, non-child use space, and any other
(ll) "Related" means
that term as defined in section 1(y) of the act, MCL 722.111(y).
(mm) "Routine transportation" means regularly
scheduled travel on the same day of the week, at the same time, to the same
destination. Any deviation is non-routine transportation.
(nn) "Safety belt" means an automobile lap
belt or lap-shoulder belt combination designed to restrain and protect a
passenger or driver of a vehicle from injury.
(oo) "Sanitized" means to wipe or spray the
surface with a sanitizing solution, let the surface air dry or wipe dry after
two minutes, or according to the manufacturers directions, with a single
injury" means that term as defined in section 2b of 1973 PA 116, MCL
(qq) "Smoke detector"
means a device that detects visible or invisible particles of
volunteer" means an individual who is 16 years of age or older, provides
services for a child care home that are not compensated, and who is supervised
at all times when children are in care.
(ss) "Transportation" means the taking of
children by means of a vehicle to or from a family or group child care home and
to and from all other activities planned by or through the family or group
child care home.
volunteer" means an individual who is 18 years of age or older, provides
services for a child care home that are not compensated, and who has been
determined eligible by the department to be unsupervised with
(uu) "Vehicle" means an
automobile, truck, or van that transports persons upon a highway.
(vv) "Water activities" mean activities in
residential pools, lakes, ponds, or other bodies of water. Water activities do
not include water play activities such as water table play, slip and slide
activities, wading pools, or playing in sprinklers.