Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules
Administrative Rules Division (ARD)
611 W. Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-8658 Fax: 517-335-9512
REQUEST FOR RULEMAKING (RFR)
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Child Care Licensing
3. Promulgation type:
MCL 24.244 (1)
4. Title of proposed rule set:
Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers
5. Rule numbers or rule set range of numbers:
6. Estimated time frame:
Name of person filling out RFR:
E-mail of person filling out RFR:
Phone number of person filling out RFR:
Address of person filling out RFR:
611 W. Ottawa, Lansing, MI
7. Describe the general purpose of these rules, including any problems the changes are intended
Child Care Licensing Bureau is seeking to amend R 400.8182 to comport with 45 CFR 98.41. R
400.8182 addresses requirements for ratio and group size within a child care facility. R 400.8182
must be amended to comport and align with the federal regulation group size requirement for 3-4
year old children, 4-school age children, and school age children. This will address the problem of
non-compliance under 45 CFR 98.41 identified in the December 14, 2021 Administration for
Children and Families' letter to Michigan Department of Education.
8. Please cite the specific promulgation authority for the rules (i.e. department director,
commission, board, etc.).
By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing of regulatory affairs.
A. Please list all applicable statutory references (MCLs, Executive Orders, etc.).
By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory affairs by
section 2 of 1973 PA 116, MCL 722.112, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1996-1, 1996-
2, 2003-1, 2004-4, and 2015-1, MCL 330.3101, 445.2001, 445.2011, 400.226, and 400.227.
B. Are the rules mandated by any applicable constitutional or statutory provision? If so, please