Chapter 1673: CHILD CARE FACILITIES HEADING: PL 2001, C. 645, §5 (RPR)
§8304-A. Fire safety
As an ongoing condition of licensure or certification, the Commissioner of Public
Safety must provide at least biennially to the department a written statement that
the child care facility or certified family child care provider complies with applicable
fire safety rules adopted pursuant to Title 25, section 2452. The Commissioner of
Public Safety shall adopt rules in accordance with the Maine Administrative Procedure
Act to implement this subsection. The rules must provide for at least the following.
A. The Commissioner of Public Safety shall issue a fire safety technician certificate
to any person who successfully completes a training course established by the Department
of Public Safety. A person who receives a fire safety technician certificate pursuant
to this paragraph may perform fire safety inspections under this section. [1997, c. 728, §13 (AMD).]
B. In addition to ongoing license or certification requirements, inspection and certification
are required under this section whenever a child care facility or certified family
child care provider changes or augments a heating system or makes major structural
alterations to the facility or home. [2005, c. 530, §11 (AMD).]
2005, c. 530, §11 (AMD)
The department shall establish and pay reasonable fees to the Department of Public
Safety for services rendered under this section. Fees collected by the Department
of Public Safety under this section must be deposited into a special revenue account
to carry out the purposes of this section. A balance remaining in the account at
the end of the fiscal year may not lapse but must be carried forward into subsequent
1997, c. 728, §13 (AMD)
The Commissioner of Public Safety may appoint subject to the Civil Service Law employees
needed to carry out the purposes of this section. A person appointed pursuant to
this subsection is under the administrative and supervisory direction of the Commissioner
of Public Safety.
1997, c. 728, §13 (AMD)
1993, c. 158, §5 (NEW).
1997, c. 494, §13 (AMD).
1997, c. 494, §15 (AFF).
1997, c. 728, §13 (AMD).
2001, c. 645, §8 (AMD).
2005, c. 530, §11 (AMD).
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