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Section 722.121

CHILD CARE ORGANIZATIONS (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1973


722.121 Denial, revocation, or refusal to renew license or certificate of registration; modifying provisional status of license; grounds; notice; appeal; hearing; decision; protest; denial of license for noncompliance; complaint by legislative body of city, village, or township; procedure; previous revocation of license or certificate of registration.

Sec. 11.

(1) An original license shall not be granted under this act if the issuance of the license would substantially contribute to an excessive concentration of community residential facilities within a city, village, township, or county of this state.

(2) The department may deny, revoke, or refuse to renew a license or certificate of registration of a child care organization when the licensee, registrant, or applicant falsifies information on the application or willfully and substantially violates this act, the rules promulgated under this act, or the terms of the license or certificate of registration. The department may modify to a provisional status a license of a child care organization when the licensee willfully and substantially violates this act, the rules promulgated under this act, or the terms of the license. A license or a certificate of registration shall not be revoked, a renewal of a license or certificate of registration shall not be refused, an application for a license or a certificate of registration shall not be denied, or a regular license shall not be modified to a provisional status unless the licensee, registrant, or applicant is given notice in writing of the grounds of the proposed revocation, denial, modification, or refusal. If revocation, denial, modification, or refusal is appealed within 30 days after receipt of the notice by writing addressed to the department director, the director or a designated representative of the director shall conduct a hearing at which the licensee, registrant, or applicant may present testimony and confront witnesses. Notice of the hearing shall be given to the licensee, registrant, or applicant by personal service or delivery to the proper address by certified mail not less than 2 weeks before the date of the hearing. The decision of the director shall be made not more than 30 days after the hearing, and forwarded to the protesting party by certified mail not more than 10 days after that. If the proposed revocation, denial, modification, or refusal is not protested, the license or certificate of registration may be revoked or the application or the renewal of the license or certificate of registration refused.

(3) The department shall deny a license to a child caring institution or foster family group home that does not comply with section 206 of the Michigan zoning enabling act, 2006 PA 110, MCL 125.3206.

(4) The legislative body of a city, village, or township in which a child caring institution or foster family group home is located may file a complaint with the department to have the organization's license suspended, denied, or revoked according to the procedures outlined in this act and the rules promulgated under this act. The department director shall resolve the issues of the complaint within 45 days after the receipt of the complaint. Notice of the resolution of the issues shall be mailed by certified mail to the complainant and the licensee. Failure of the department director to resolve the issues of the complaint within 45 days after receipt of the complaint shall serve as a decision by the director to suspend, deny, or revoke the organization's license. If the decision to suspend, deny, or revoke the license or the resolution of the issues is protested by written objection of the complainant or licensee to the department director within 30 days after the suspension, denial, or revocation of the license or the receipt of the notice of resolution, the department director or a designated representative of the director shall conduct a hearing pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328, at which the complainant and licensee may present testimony and cross-examine witnesses. The department director's decision shall be mailed by certified mail to the complainant and the licensee. If the resolution of the issues by the department director is not protested within 30 days after receipt of the notice of the resolution, the resolution by the department director is final.

(5) The department shall not issue or renew a license or certificate of registration of a child care center, group child care home, or family child care home if the licensee, registrant, or applicant has had a previous license or certificate of registration revoked due to a violation of this act, the rules promulgated under this act, or the terms of the license or certificate of registration that resulted in the serious injury or death of a child while under its care.


History: 1973, Act 116, Eff. Mar. 29, 1974 ;-- Am. 1976, Act 398, Eff. Mar. 31, 1977 ;-- Am. 1980, Act 232, Imd. Eff. July 20, 1980 ;-- Am. 2010, Act 85, Imd. Eff. May 27, 2010
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of powers and duties of state fire marshal to department of labor and economic growth, bureau of construction codes and fire safety, by type II transfer, see E.R.O. No. 2003-1, compiled at MCL 445.2011.
Popular Name: Act 116
Popular Name: Child Care Licensing Act


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