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AGO Opinions with Topic: RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEPARTMENT IN REGARD TO LOCAL CONTROL
AGO 1951 No. 042 >  May 16, 1951
SOCIAL SECURITY - RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEPARTMENT IN REGARD TO LOCAL CONTROL - CHILD PLACING AGENCIES, ETC
SOCIAL SECURITY ‑- RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEPARTMENT IN REGARD TO LOCAL CONTROL ‑- CHILD PLACING AGENCIES, ETC

1. It is the responsibility of the Department of Social Security to define by rule and regulation what is meant by adequate local control.  2. All hourly nurseries operated for profit are covered by the act regardless of whether or not they are operating under a board.  3. The proviso in section 2 applies only to hourly nurseries and the Department has the responsibility for licensing all maternity homes and all day nurseries as defined in the act.  4. In promulgating rules and regulations under section 3, the Department should be guided by subsections 1 through 5.  5. The Department should issue certificates of approval to foster homes.  6. The Department is responsible for the issuance of certificates of approval to all foster homes.  7. Those agencies specifically exempt under section 2 would not be covered by section 15 of the act.  8. The Department of Social Security has no responsibility for enforcing section 17, chapter 270, Laws of 1951.

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