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Programs that establish and enforce health, safety and program standards for facilities that offer community care or health services, that review applications for licenses, issue or deny licenses, inspect facilities for compliance with requirements and revoke licenses or bring disciplinary action for noncompliance.

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Arrow Child and Family Ministries Foster Home LicensingEstablish and enforce health, safety and program standards for foster homes, review applications for licenses, issue or deny licenses, inspect facilities for compliance and revoke licenses or bring disciplinary action for noncompliance.BlairArrow Child and Family MinistriesArrow Child and Family Ministries
Division of Drug & Alcohol Program LicensurePersons, partnerships, corporations, and other legal entities that provide drug and alcohol services are required to be licensed as a drug and alcohol facility. For standards for licensure, complaints/questions concerning a faciliyt/regulation, please contact the Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure at (717) 783-8675. DauphinPennsylvania Department of HealthPennsylvania Department of Health
PA Department of Human Services Bureau of Hearings and Appeals - Western Region / PittsburghConducts administrative hearings and adjudicates appeals relating to the denial, suspension, termination, or reduction of any DHS-issued benefit (cash assistance; Medical Assistance; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps; social services; LIHEAP; etc.). When the Department of Human Services (DHS) or the Department of Aging notifies the applicant or recipient that benefits or payments have been denied or will be reduced, suspended or terminated, he or she has the right to request a fair hearing to dispute the adverse action. The Bureau of Hearings and Appeals conducts the fair hearings and decides the DPW applicant and recipient appeals and the appeals from Department of Aging adverse actions. BHA is also responsible for rendering legally sound adjudications for disputes regarding child abuse expunction, day care licensure, medical assistance provider enrollment, medical provider audit findings, Department of Aging actions, Office of Inspector General Administrative Disqualification Hearings, and nursing home intervention requests, among numerous other issues.AlleghenyBureau of Hearings and AppealsPennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Office of Child Development and Early Learning - Northeast RegionSince its inception in 2007, the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has focused on creating opportunities for the commonwealth’s youngest children to develop and learn to their fullest potential. This goal is accomplished through a framework of supports and systems that help ensure that children and their families have access to high quality services. OCDEL works with many partners to create opportunities for the commonwealth’s children. Parents, schools, child care, early intervention, Head Start, libraries, community organizations and other stakeholders have joined with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning to provide high quality early childhood programs and effective prevention strategies to mitigate challenges faced by families that affect school readiness and academic success. OCDEL strives to build a strong foundation for children, starting in infancy, through the establishment of a statewide standard for excellence in early care and education and the creation of financial and technical supports to achieve that goal. The success of the commonwealth’s efforts today will be seen in the development of Pennsylvania citizens who are strong, independent and well prepared for the future.LackawannaPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Regional Child Development OfficesPennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Regional Child Development Offices - Central RegionProvides information on registration and licensing of child care providers and also handles complaints about child care providers and additional technical assistance. State agency responsible for: - Registering of state certified child care homes for 4, 5 or 6 children not related to caregiver. Providers must register with PA Department of Public Welfare and certify that they are in compliance with state regulations. Registration certificates are renewed every 2 years. To become registered applicants must: - Attendance at an orientation session is required prior to licensing of child care centers. Specific guidelines are set for Child Care Center operations. Attendance at orientation is now required for anyone who applies to operate a Family Child Day Care Home, Group Child Day Care Home or Child Day Care Center. Certificate of attendance is required as part of a complete application. The certificate of attendance is valid for one year. - Complete an application and agree to abide by regulations - Submit current health appraisal with negative TB screening - Submit original processed State Police and Child Abuse Registry checks for prior records and FBI clearance - Submit a Certificate of Occupancy from appropriate institution - Submit processed State Police Child Abuse Clearances for each person who is 18 year of age or older and lives in the family child care home 30 days or more in a calendar year. Also need to submit FBI clearance for each person who is 18 years of age or older. - Inspection of Homes: A random sample of registered state homes is conducted annually. There are approximately 500 complaints filed in the central region each year. DPW does investigate each one. - Children related to the caregiver in family child care homes ARE NOT included in total child count. Related children include child, grandchild, step-child or foster child. - Licensing of group child care homes (7 to 12 children). Group day care operators are licensed and are assigned a licensing representative who makes visits. Certificate of Occupancy is required prior to licensing. Two or more qualified caregivers are required in a GCCH. A complete application must be received before staff assignment. * Children related to caregivers in the group child care homes may be included in the staff/child ratio.* - Licensing of child care centers. Attendance at an orientation session is requested prior to licensing of child care centers. Specific guidelines are set for Child Care Center operation. Call for more information DauphinPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Regional Child Development OfficesPennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Regional Child Development Offices - Southeast RegionProvides information on registration and licensing of child care providers and also handles complaints about child care providers and additional technical assistance. State agency responsible for: - Registering of state certified child care homes for 4, 5 or 6 children not related to caregiver. Providers must register with PA Department of Public Welfare and certify that they are in compliance with state regulations. Registration certificates are renewed every 2 years. To become registered applicants must: - Attendance at an orientation session is required prior to licensing of child care centers. Specific guidelines are set for Child Care Center operations. Attendance at orientation is now required for anyone who applies to operate a Family Child Day Care Home, Group Child Day Care Home or Child Day Care Center. Certificate of attendance is required as part of a complete application. The certificate of attendance is valid for one year. - Complete an application and agree to abide by regulations - Submit current health appraisal with negative TB screening - Submit original processed State Police and Child Abuse Registry checks for prior records and FBI clearance - Submit a Certificate of Occupancy from appropriate institution - Submit processed State Police Child Abuse Clearances for each person who is 18 year of age or older and lives in the family child care home 30 days or more in a calendar year. Also need to submit FBI clearance for each person who is 18 years of age or older. - Inspection of Homes: A random sample of registered state homes is conducted annually. There are approximately 500 complaints filed in the central region each year. DPW does investigate each one. - Children related to the caregiver in family child care homes ARE NOT included in total child count. Related children include child, grandchild, step-child or foster child. - Licensing of group child care homes (7 to 12 children). Group day care operators are licensed and are assigned a licensing representative who makes visits. Certificate of Occupancy is required prior to licensing. Two or more qualified caregivers are required in a GCCH. A complete application must be received before staff assignment. * Children related to caregivers in the group child care homes may be included in the staff/child ratio.* - Licensing of child care centers. Attendance at an orientation session is requested prior to licensing of child care centers. Specific guidelines are set for Child Care Center operation. Call for more information PhiladelphiaPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Regional Child Development OfficesPennsylvania Department of Human Services

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