Chapter 19 Child Care and Development Programs Subchapter 2.5 Utilization of the Regional Market Rate Ceiling Article 1 General Provisions Reimbursable Hours of Care
(a) This section does not apply to reimbursement for services provided pursuant to Sections 18075(a)(2), (a)(3), and (b)(2) of this subchapter.
(b) Reimbursable hours for the child's regular provider shall include:
(1) Time that a child's absence is deemed excused pursuant to Section 18066 and the time the child is absent when the contractual terms used by the provider for services to unsubsidized families require payment for such absences. Reimbursement for an excused absence based on the child's illness shall not occur in lieu of providing accommodations for the child pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
(2) Time that the provider has a paid day of non-operation and can provide documentation that the contractual terms used by the provider for services to unsubsidized families require payment for such day(s) of non-operation. The number of reimbursable paid day(s) of non-operation shall be limited to a maximum of ten days per fiscal year per provider.
(c) Reimbursable hours for an eligible alternate provider shall include:
(1) Time that services are provided when the regular provider has a paid day of non-operation, and the parent has to obtain an alternate provider to meet the certified need for child care. Payment to an alternate provider when the regular provider has a paid day of non-operation shall be limited to ten days per child per fiscal year.
(2) Time that child care services are provided by an eligible alternate provider when the child is ill and the parent has to obtain care from an eligible alternate provider. Payment to an alternate provider when the child is ill shall be limited to a maximum of ten days per child per fiscal year. Contractors may reimburse an alternate provider in excess of ten days per year based on the illness of the child if the parent provides a physician verification.
(d) Reimbursable hours do not include:
(1) The scheduled instructional minutes of a public educational program available to a school-age child, or a private school in which the child is enrolled and attending.
(2) Time when the child is receiving any other child care and development services.
(3) Days on which the provider is not open to provide services, except as specified in subsection (b)(2). A contractor shall reimburse an alternate provider when the regular provider is not open to provide services and the subsidized family must obtain an alternate provider during the certified need for child care.
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(Amended by Register 2004, No. 24)