When a provider’s legal status is determined by DHSS, the registration cannot begin prior to the date in which DHSS compliance is met. A list of License-Exempt types determined by DHSS is located at 1215.000.00 PROVIDER ELIGIBILITY
Example: Mrs. Johnson is approved for Child Care assistance effective 08-17-08.; she chooses Main Street Elementary School as eight year old Samantha’s provider. Samantha has been attending the before and after school program since 08-05-08. Main Street Elementary School is granted license-exempt status effective September 29, 2008 per the MOHSAIC inquiry screen.
Although Samantha began attending the facility on 08-05-08, the provider did not obtain legal status until 09-29-08. Once the provider completes and returns all required registration documents, the earliest registration begin date is 09-29-08 as this is the compliance date with DHSS. The earliest rate begin date can be 09-29-08 as well.