Outdoor Child Caring Programs

June 25, 2007 Outdoor Therapuetic Camps was renamed to Outdoor Child Caring Programs.
Definition:
Any a child-caring institution that provides room, board and watchful oversight along with a variety of outdoor activities taking place in a wilderness or campenvironment that are designed to improve the emotional and behavioral adjustment of the children, through the age of eighteen (18) participating in the activities. 
 
Exemptions:
• Child caring institutions licensed by the Department that do not provide therapeutic camping activities exceeding periods of more than 14-days.
• Facilities licensed by the Department pursuant to rules and regulations for hospitals, or intermediate care homes.
• Facilities owned and operated by the federal government.
• Summer camps established solely for recreational and educational programs.
 
Type Regulations:
An outdoor child caring program must obtain a license.
 
Legal Authority:
O.C.G.A. § 49-5-3, Title 49- Social Services; Chapter 5- Programs and Protection for Children and Youth; Article 3- Employeesa Records Checks for Day Care Centers
 
O.C.G.A. § 49-5-8, Title 49- Social Services; Chapter 5- Programs and Protection for Children and Youth; Article 8- Central Child Abuse Registry
    
O.C.G.A. § 49-5-12, Title 49- Social Services; Chapter 5- Programs and Protection for Children and Youth; Article 12- Policy Council for Children and Families   
 
O.C.G.A. § 49-5-14.1, Title 49- Social Services; Chapter 5- Programs and Protection for Children and Youth; Article 14.1- Foster Parents Bill of Rights
        
The following link will take you to the Georgia General Assembly, Georgia Code website.  Scroll down the page to find O.C.G.A. § 49-5-12.
 
 
Rules:
Rules and Regulations for Outdoor Child Caring Programs, Chapter 290-2-7, effective December 10, 1984, revised February 12, 2008.
 
Fees:
• License: No charge
 

 

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