11. The Minister may issue a day care centre permit to a person provided
(1) the person undertakes to provide educational childcare to children in a single facility;
(1.1) undertakes to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the children to whom childcare is provided;
(1.2) the person shows the feasibility, relevance and quality of his or her project to the Minister’s satisfaction;
(2) the person meets the other conditions prescribed by regulation; and
(3) the person pays the fees determined by regulation.
A permit applicant is deemed to meet the condition set out in subparagraph 1.2 of the first paragraph if the Minister, in allocating new subsidized childcare spaces under section 93, granted the applicant such spaces on the recommendation of the advisory committee concerned. The same is true of a permit applicant who acquires the assets of a permit holder, provided the applicant continues to provide childcare in accordance with the same conditions as those stated on the permit holder’s permit under paragraphs 2 and 3 of section 12.
However, the Minister may not issue a day care centre permit to a school board or a municipality.
For the purposes of this section, a Native band council is considered a legal person.
2005, c. 47, s. 11; 2009, c. 36, s. 75; 2017, c. 31, s. 611.