IM-97 06/22/00 CC PROVS OPERATING ON MIL BASES
|CHILD CARE PROVIDERS OPERATING ON MILITARY BASES|
|This memorandum outlines provider eligibility
and registration requirements for child care providers operating on the
two military bases within Missouri. A brief discussion outlines the
required processes for providers who operate on military bases outside
DEFINITION OF A MILITARY BASE CHILD CARE PROVIDER
Military base providers may be centers or family homes and are located within the confines of the military base. They operate within federal military guidelines for child care licensure and inspection.
MILITARY BASE PROVIDER COMPLIANCE WITH MISSOURI CHILD CARE REGULATIONS
Military base providers are not required to comply with Missouri Child Care licensure and inspection process. These providers are also exempt from DFS Health and Safety Certification requirements as well as the Background Screening process initiated by House Bill 490.
BACKGROUND SCREENING PROCESS PERFORMED BY MILITARY FAMILY SERVICES
The following screening process is performed by the military agency on all persons applying to operate as a child care provider on a military base:
Criminal screenings performed by the Missouri Highway Patrol and other states of residency within the last five years.
FBI fingerprint screenings are performed on all caregivers.
Child Abuse and Neglect screenings include base agency screenings performed on the last two base assignments for the following services:
When a provider is suspected of CA/N, the base suspends the family home provider's license until the findings are complete. When the allegation is against the caregiver at the child care site, the alleged perpetrator cannot enter the child care setting or provide care to children until findings are complete. Further appropriate action is taken based on the results of the investigation. License revocation occurs when it is determined that the provider is the perpetrator.
COUNTY OFFICE PROCESS FOR REGISTERING A MISSOURI MILITARY BASE CHILD CARE PROVIDER
Request documentation of military base affiliation from child care providers who operate on a military base or under the jurisdiction of a military base. An example of this would be a certificate or license issued by the military base agency.
DFS Health and Safety Certification and Background Screening forms are not required for providers who establish that they are military base providers, therefore, entry of data into FAMIS Provider Maintenance Provider Health and Safety Certification screen, FMEB, is not required.
Obtain completed registration documents, IM-91 Provider Registration, and IM-93 Direct Payment Agreement forms from these providers.
Register the provider in FAMIS Provider Maintenance, FMEA with an exempt code of 'MIL' and record the provider's rate information in FMEC.
CORRECTIONS TO A MILITARY BASE PROVIDERS LEGAL EXEMPT CODE IN REGISTRATION
Military base providers who are registered with an exempt code of FOL must have their exempt code changed to MIL. The continuation of registering these providers as FOL results in increased contacts and confusion for everyone when Background Screening forms, SHP-159, are inadvertently mailed to them. A listing of these facilities is not available.
These exempt codes need correction prior to their registration renewal notices being mailed out from the State Mail Center. Renewal notices are mailed out on the last day of the month before the registration expiration month.
MILITARY BASE PROVIDERS OPERATING OUTSIDE OF MISSOURI
Providers who operate on military bases outside of Missouri must establish that they have met the requirements of their home state and produce documentation which qualifies them as a child care provider under the jurisdiction of a military base.
BACKGROUND SCREENING PROCESS REQUIRED FOR MILITARY BASE PROVIDERS OUTSIDE OF MISSOURI
In order to comply with House Bill 490, Missouri CA/N Registry screening requirement, these providers must comply with the current Child Care provider background screening process by completing an SHP-159 for the provider and any household member age 18 and over.
COUNTY OFFICE PROCESS FOR REGISTERING MILITARY BASE PROVIDERS OUTSIDE OF MISSOURI
Treat military based child care providers outside of Missouri as any other out of state provider by requiring all registration and health and safety certification requirements prior to registering them into FAMIS Provider Maintenance.
These providers must complete the IM-91,
Provider Registration Form, IM-92, Provider Health and Safety Certification,
Out of state providers, including those housed on a military base in another state, must successfully clear the Background Screening process prior to their registration being entered into
FAMIS Provider Maintenance. Ensure that entries are made on all three registration screens; FMEA, FMEB, and FMEC.