Child care center operators gear up for big hike in costs of background checks

Article By: Will Sentell | October 6, 2017 | Originally Posted on 2theadvocate.com

Operators of Louisiana child care centers said Friday they are bracing for sweeping changes in criminal background checks for about 16,000 employees, including doubled costs for State Police, sex registry and other reviews.

The requirements stem from a federal law aimed at ensuring the protection of children at the centers.

No one disputes the intent, but those who run the centers say the additional expenses will be significant.

 Others questioned how the state will process 16,000 applications for background checks between March 1 and Sept. 30 to meet the federal deadline.

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