Notice of Variances and Waivers

Family Safety and Preservation Program
65C-13.027: Changes During the Licensed Year
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 27, 2009, the Department of Children and Families, received a petition for waiver of paragraph 65C-13.027(2)(a), Florida Administrative Code, from Center for Family and Child Enrichment, Inc. and Rodney Dottin, assigned Case No. 09-003W. Paragraph 65C-13.027(2)(a), F.A.C., states if a licensed out-of-home caregiver marries or reconciles with an unlicensed spouse, the unlicensed spouse shall complete an “Application for License to Provide Out-of-Home Care for Dependent Children. Submit fingerprints within five calendar days of residence for background screening unless previously completed, attend pre-service training if not previously completed in the last five years, and meet all licensing requirements. The unlicensed spouse shall have six months from the date of marriage or reconciliation to complete pre-service training. Failure to meet the licensing and background screening provisions of this rule which may threaten the safety of any child in care, or place the home in violation of the licensing standards in this rule, are grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of an application or license. During this period, and based on the satisfactory completion of background screening requirements and the established good moral character of the unlicensed spouse, the home remains licensed and previously placed children may remain in the home, however no new children shall be placed in the home.
A copy of the Petition for Variance or Waiver may be obtained by contacting: Agency Clerk, Department of Children and Families, 1317 Winewood Blvd., Bldg. 2, Room 204, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700.