79. A home childcare provider wishing to interrupt operations by reason of an illness, a pregnancy or the birth or adoption of a child may apply to the recognizing coordinating office to have the recognition suspended.
Except in the case of a preventive withdrawal of a pregnant home childcare provider, the application must be made at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the interruption and the parents of the children must be informed thereof within that period. In an emergency, the home childcare provider must apply to the coordinating office and inform the parents as soon as possible.
The coordinating office suspends recognition from the date indicated in the application for the period determined in the application or, in a case of illness, for the period determined by a physician’s attestation.
In the case of the preventive withdrawal of a pregnant home childcare provider, the coordinating office suspends recognition from the date of receipt of the certificate provided for in section 40 of the Act respecting occupational health and safety (chapter S-2.1) confirming the home childcare provider’s condition, and informs her of the suspension in writing. The home childcare provider must notify the parents of the children without delay.
O.C. 582-2006, s. 79; O.C. 1314-2013, s. 41.