To ensure that the department continues to make monitoring visits, including periodic inspections and complaint visits, and carries out its other required responsibilities for child care facilities, the department should ensure that deficiencies identified during its monitoring visits are corrected within its established 30-day time frame, that evidence of corrective action is included in its facility files, and that required plans of correction submitted by facilities are written so that it can verify and measure the actions taken.
The department developed extensive revisions to its evaluator manual, particularly regarding clearing deficiencies, granting extensions for plans of correction, and using self-certifications. The evaluator manual revisions also included guidelines for developing effective plans of correction. In addition, the department indicated that it trained its staff in these areas and that there has been an increase in supervisory involvement to ensure consistency. (2008-406, p. 190)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.