Effective April 1st, 2013, changes to child care provider payments are being made to strengthen the health and safety standards for children in DHS child care programs.
Past policy allowed the child care payment to newly approved providers to be backdated to the date the client was eligible. Starting April 1, 2013, payments for eligible clients will only be made for child care provided on or after the date the provider is in approved status. This means DHS will no longer backdate the child care payment to the date of the client’s eligibility, unless the provider was in approved status on that date.
If you have not had a child paid by DHS in the last year, you may want to complete and submit the attached listing form.This will make sure you are in approved status when a new family who receives a subsidy begins care. Make sure you include your CCD license number.
Also the new provider guide and Parent Guide can be found at the DHS website. We will also post the Provider Guide under Downloads soon.
DHS is doing a client survey, you can find it at http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/children/Pages/childcare/index.aspx encourage your families receiving DHS services to complete the survey.