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Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for Revised Background Record Check Regulations

The revised regulations modify the Background Record Check requirements and procedures.

In accordance with M.G.L. c. 30A, the Board of Early Education and Care has revised regulations found at 606 CMR 14.00 pursuant to its authority under c. 15D §§3, 6, 7, 8 and 10. The proposed regulations are being revised to rectify inconsistencies with the requirements of the federal Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG) and the Families First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) pursuant to 42 U.S.C., § 9858 and 42 U.S.C. § 471(a)(20(D). The revised regulations modify the Background Record Check requirements and procedures including the following: 1) clarification of the application of mandatory disqualifications required by CCDBG by eliminating its application to those who have been adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile and outlining its application to those who have adult or youthful offender convictions; 2) clarification of language relating to residential program and placement agency candidates to allow the FFPSA to apply to programs receiving funding through that Act; and 3) addition of an adjudicatory appeal process for additional categories of child care applicants.

EEC will hold Public Hearings as follows. Please RSVP by September 18, 2020 to jenna.buonopanekimble@mass.gov

Wednesday September 16, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Zoom meeting available at: https://zoom.us/j/95956392835?pwd=T3BJdnFrNlJnWlFtZzcxbGo0MUZJdz09
Meeting ID: 959 5639 2835
Passcode: 121734
Toll-free Call-In Number: 888-475-4499

Thursday September 17, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Zoom meeting available at: https://zoom.us/j/96982408178?pwd=YXJJeHJtZ05GWTVOc0VDQldNMVN6QT09
Meeting ID: 969 8240 8178
Passcode: 160581
Toll-free Call-In Number: 888-475-4499

Friday September 18, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Zoom meeting available at: https://zoom.us/j/97993283775?pwd=OSszQ1hEWTlKUDdKUmlpblhkejVHZz09
Meeting ID: 979 9328 3775
Passcode: 785232
Toll-free Call-In Number: 888-475-4499

EEC will accept comments on the proposed regulations via e-mail to jenna.buonopanekimble@mass.gov or in writing to Jenna Buonopane Kimble, EEC Paralegal, 51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02210 until 5:00 p.m., September 21, 2020. To obtain a copy of the proposed regulations, please visit EEC's website at www.mass.gov/eec or e-mail jenna.buonopanekimble@mass.gov.

This public notice is also available at www.masspublicnotices.org.

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