Suspension, Denial and Revocation
(1)The Office of Child Care may immediately, and without prior notice, suspend the child care certification when, in the opinion of OCC, such action is necessary to protect the children from physical or mental abuse or a substantial threat to health, safety or well-being. Such action may be taken before an investigation is completed.
(2)A center whose certification has been suspended must immediately notify, verbally or in writing, all parents of the suspension.
(4)A center whose certification has been suspended must post the suspension on the main entry door where it can be viewed by parents and others for the duration of the suspension.
(5)If necessary to protect children, OCC may give public notice of denial, suspension or revocation action taken. The type of notice will depend on individual circumstances.
(6)If the center does not request a hearing and the conditions which resulted in suspension have not been corrected, the certification shall be revoked.
(7)Certification may be denied or revoked if the center fails to meet requirements, provide OCC with information requested, allow an inspection, correct deficiencies, or is operated or maintained in a manner which is harmful to the health, safety or wellbeing of children in care.
(9)The center has the right to appeal any decision to suspend, deny or revoke the certification, subject to the provisions of chapter 183, Oregon Revised Statutes.
(11)A center whose certification has been denied for cause (e.g. health and safety concerns, criminal activity or child abuse and neglect involvement) or revoked shall not be eligible to reapply for five years after the effective date of the closure.
Rule 414-300-0400 — Suspension, Denial and Revocation,