The state Board of Health has pulled dozens of church-run daycare regulations off the books. Childcare Administrator Kathy Quick says the regulations went into effect 14 years ago. Questions about the department’s legal authority to enforce them cropped up this Spring. She says two proposals will go to next year’s legislature to correct the situation.
She says the proposals will do no harm to religious-exempt facilities that are not licensed by the state although they do come under state regulations. Fire safety and sanitation rules remain in place because the department is authorized by law to enforce them. Quick says most of those faith-based operations meet or exceed standards set by the state anyway.
Click on the link below to hear our interview with Quick.