09-R369

2009 -- H 6272

Enacted 11/13/09

 

 

J O I N T R E S O L U T I O N

RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HEALTH CARE CONSULTANT PROGRAM FOR LICENSED CHILD CARE CENTERS IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

     

     

     Introduced By: Representatives Diaz, Savage, Fierro, Slater, and Almeida

     Date Introduced: June 16, 2009

 

 

 

     WHEREAS, High quality child care programs are essential to the well-being of Rhode

Islandís children and to working families in our state; and

     WHEREAS, High quality child care programs are integral to the growth of Rhode

Islandís economy; and

     WHEREAS, Child care centers must be provided the tools needed to balance the

provision of quality services with the ability to ensure their own economic success; and

     WHEREAS, Quality child care programs must ensure the health and safety of the

children in their care, especially those that serve infants and toddlers; and

     WHEREAS, The Departments of Children, Youth and Families, Health, Elementary and

Secondary Education, and Human Services are developing a nationally recognized Health

Consultant program which will provide child care centers with affordable access to health

consultants for the children in their care; now, therefore be it

     RESOLVED, That this General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island and Providence

Plantations hereby respectfully requests the Departments of Children, Youth and Families,

Health, Elementary and Secondary Education, and Human Services to continue their

collaboration on the Health Care Consultant program; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the General Assembly respectfully requests that the aforementioned

departments develop and implement this Health Care Consultant Program no later than July 1,

2010; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That this General Assembly respectfully requests that the aforementioned

departments report on the progress of this initiative on a quarterly basis to the Permanent

Legislative Commission on Child Care in Rhode Island; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit duly certified copies of this resolution to the chairpersons of the Permanent Legislative

Commission on Child Care in Rhode Island, the Secretary of the Office of Health and Human

Services, the Commissioner of the RI Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and

to the Directors of the Departments of Health, Human Services and Children, Youth and

Families.

     

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