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Serious risk rules have been identified as presenting the greatest risk of harm to children. The serious risk rules were identified by a workgroup with statewide representation from diverse stakeholder groups.

If a program has had a six point serious risk non-compliance at their most recent licensing inspection, or a total of twelve-points of serious risk non-compliances in the previous twelve months, the program will not be eligible for a Star Rating. A six point serious risk, or a total of twelve points of serious risk non-compliances in a twelve month period, may result in the reduction or removal of a Star Rating.

Center Serious Risk Information

  1. Center Serious Risk Rules 

Type A Home Serious Risk Information

  1. Type A Home Serious Risk Matrix