The department shall make periodic inspections of licensed centers to ensure compliance with licensing requirements provided in this chapter, and the local boards of health may make periodic inspections of licensed centers to ensure compliance with health-related licensing requirements provided in this chapter. The administrator may inspect records maintained by a licensed center and may inquire into matters concerning these centers and the persons in charge. The administrator shall require that the center be inspected by the state fire marshal or a designee for compliance with rules relating to fire safety before a license is granted or renewed. The administrator or a designee may periodically visit registered child care homes for the purpose of evaluation of an inquiry into matters concerning compliance with rules adopted under section 237A.12. Evaluation of child care homes under this section may include consultative services provided pursuant to section 237A.6.
[C75, 77, 79, 81, § 237A.4]
85 Acts, ch 173, §19; 99 Acts, ch 192, §12
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