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9.15.18 Caring for Sick Children

ISSUE DATE: 12/2017

Sick child care is a child care service provided to children who cannot attend the family’s regular child care provider as a result of illness. The agency may make payments for sick child care, in addition to making payments to the regular child care provider during illness if identified in the County and Tribal Child Care Fund Plan. Limiting Service Authorizations to 120 hours per biweekly period still apply. See Chapter 9.1 (Child care authorization).

Your agency has the option of assisting participants with sick child care. If your agency makes payments for sick child care that exceed the county maximum rate, sick child care payments must be at a rate comparable to like care arrangements in your county. Your agency may complete a survey of all providers who care for sick children in the county to determine the appropriate rate.

Your agency’s County and Tribal Child Care Fund Plan will indicate if this option is available in your agency. The agency’s sick child care policy and rate must be included in the County and Tribal Child Care Fund Plan.

Legal authority

Minnesota Rules 3400.0110, subp. 8

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