19 CSR 30-63.010 - Definitions

PURPOSE: This amendment revises and adds definitions to comply with section 210.1080.1, RSMo; specifically, this amendment revises the definitions for child care provider and child care staff member and adds a definition for qualifying result.

(1) Child care provider is a person licensed or regulated to provide child care within the state of Missouri, including the member(s), manager(s), shareholder(s), director(s), and officer(s) of any entity licensed or regulated to provide child care within the state of Missouri.
(2) Child care staff member is a child care provider; persons employed by the child care provider for compensation, including contract employees or self-employed individuals; individuals or volunteers whose activities involve the care or supervision of children for a child care provider or unsupervised access to children who are cared for or supervised by a child care provider; or individuals residing in a family child care home who are eighteen (18) years of age and older.
(3) Criminal background check includes the following:
(A) A Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint check;
(B) A search of the National Crime Information Center's National Sex Offender Registry; and
(C) A search of the following registries, repositories, including the Family Care Safety Registry, or databases in Missouri, the state where the child care staff member resides, and each state where such staff member resided during the preceding five (5) years:
1. The state criminal registry or repository, with the use of fingerprints being required in the state where the staff member resides and optional in other states;
2. The state sex offender registry or repository; and
3. The state-based child abuse and neglect registry and database.
(4) Director is the director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
(5) Department is the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
(6) Qualifying result or qualifying criminal background check is a finding that a child care staff member or prospective child care staff member is eligible for employment or presence in a child care setting.


19 CSR 30-63.010
Adopted by Missouri Register March 15, 2019/Volume 44, Number 6, effective 2/25/2019 Amended by Missouri Register July 15, 2019/Volume 44, Number 14, effective 9/3/2019 Amended by Missouri Register January 15, 2021/Volume 46, Number 2, effective 2/28/2021

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