Academic Affairs Office

Michigan Licensing Rules

 

R 400.5102(2)(b)
Licensee.
 
(2) The licensee shall have the following administrative responsibilities regarding staff:
(b) Perform a criminal history check using the Michigan department of state police’s internet criminal history access tool (ICHAT) before making an offer of employment to a person.

 

 

R 400.5102(2)(e)
Licensee.
 
(2) The licensee shall have the following administrative responsibilities regarding staff:
(e) Have a written statement signed and dated by staff at the time of hiring indicating all of the following information:
(i)  The individual is aware that abuse and neglect of children is against the law.
(ii) The individual has been informed of the center’s policies on child abuse and neglect.
(iii) The individual knows that caregivers are required by law to immediately report suspected abuse and neglect to children’s protective services.

 

 

R 400.5102a(3)
Staff training requirements.
 
(3) The licensee shall assure that within 6 months of initial hire each caregiver completes blood-borne pathogen training.  

 

 

R 400.5104(3)
Staff.
 
(3) A staff member shall provide the child care center with documentation from the department of human services that he or she has not been named in a central registry case as the perpetrator of child abuse or child neglect before having contact with a child in care.

 

 

R 400.5104b(1)
Health of staff and volunteers; report.
 
(1) The center shall have on file a report, signed by a licensed physician, for each staff member and each volunteer who has contact with children at least 4 hours per week for more than 2 consecutive weeks. This report shall declare, to the best of the physician's knowledge, the physical capability of the staff member or volunteer to perform the duties required. The report shall be signed not more than 6 months before, or 30 days after, the start of employment.

 

 

R 400.5104b(2)
Health of staff and volunteers; report.
 
(2) The center shall have on file evidence that each staff member and each volunteer who has contact with children at least 4 hours per week for more than 2 consecutive weeks is free from communicable tuberculosis, verified within 1 year before employment.

 State of Michigan Requirments http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dhs/BCAL-PUB-0008_241660_7.pdf

Only owners, licensees, or licensee designees and program directors have to be fingerprinted.  All public or private school employees have to be fingerprinted, but that is not a licensing requirement.
 
Any felony conviction involving harm or threatened harm that is more recent than 10 years will preclude anyone from working with children.  These convictions should be picked up by ICHAT.