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Safety Recommendation H-04-014
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Synopsis: On April 4, 2002, about 8:19 a.m., a 15-passenger Ford E-350 van, driven by a 27-year-old driver and transporting six children to school, was southbound in the left lane of Interstate 240 in Memphis, Tennessee. The van was owned and operated by Tippy Toes Learning Academy (Tippy Toes), a private child care center. A witness driving behind the van stated that the vehicle was traveling about 65 mph when it drifted from the left lane, across two other lanes, and off the right side of the roadway. She said that she did not see any brake lights. The van then overrode the guardrail and continued to travel along the dirt and grass embankment until the front of the van collided with the back of the guardrail and a light pole. The rear of the van rotated counterclockwise and the front and right side of the van struck the bridge abutment at the Person Avenue overpass before coming to rest. The driver was ejected through the windshield and sustained fatal injuries. Four of the children sustained fatal injuries, and two were seriously injured.
Recommendation: TO THE STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CHILD CARE TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT AGENCIES: Implement an oversight program for child care transportation that includes the following elements: A requirement that child care vehicles be labeled with the child care center's and oversight agency's names and phone numbers.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable Action
Mode: Highway
Location: Memphis, TN, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: hwy02MH015
Accident Reports: 15-Passenger Child Care Van Run-Off-Road Accident
Report #: HAR-04-02
Accident Date: 4/4/2002
Issue Date: 4/21/2004
Date Closed: 7/29/2013
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Commonwealth of Kentucky, Office of Inspector General (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of Child Care Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Social Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
District of Columbia, Department of Health (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Alabama, Department of Human Resources (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Arizona, Department of Health Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Arkansas, Department of Human Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of California, Department of Social Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Colorado, Department of Human Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Delaware, Department of Services for Children, Youth and Families (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Florida, Department of Children and Families (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of Idaho, Department of Health and Welfare (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Illinois, Department of Human Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Indiana, Family and Social Services Administration (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Iowa, Department of Human Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Kansas, Department of Health and Environment (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Louisiana, Department of Social Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Maryland, Department of Human Resources (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Michigan, Family Independence Agency (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Minnesota, Department of Human Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Mississippi, Department of Health (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Missouri, Department of Health and Senior Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Montana, Department of Public Health and Human Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Nevada, Department of Human Resources (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of New Mexico, Department of Children, Youth, and Families (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of New York, Department of Family Assistance (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of North Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of North Dakota, Department of Human Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Ohio, Department of Job and Family Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Oklahoma, Department of Human Services (Closed - Reconsidered)
State of Oregon, Employment Department (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Rhode Island, Department of Children, Youth and Families (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of South Carolina, Department of Social Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of South Dakota, Department of Social Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Tennessee, Department of Human Services (Closed - Reconsidered)
State of Texas, Department of Family and Protective Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Utah, Department of Health (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Vermont, Human Services Agency (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of West Virginia, Department of Health and Human Services (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Wyoming, Department of Family Services (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: State of Mississippi, Department of Health
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Mississippi, Department of Health
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Mississippi does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. It has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Mississippi, Department of Health
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Mississippi does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Mississippi has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of Mississippi, Department of Health
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060371) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: According to MC 2060371, Mississippi does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Staff has been unable to determine whether Mississippi considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: State of Mississippi, Department of Health
To: NTSB
Date: 7/28/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 8/4/2006 2:07:19 PM MC# 2060371: There are no provisions in the child care facility licensing regulations or State law that require that child care vehicles have to be labeled with the child care facility's and oversight agency's names and phone numbers.

From: NTSB
To: State of Texas, Department of Family and Protective Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Texas, Department of Family and Protective Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Texas requires child care centers to have the center name, director, or permit holder's name, and center's telephone number in the glove compartment or clearly visible inside the passenger compartment or on the outside of the vehicle. Texas has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the name and telephone number of the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Texas, Department of Family and Protective Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Texas requires child care centers to have the center name, director, or permit holder's name, and center's telephone number in the glove compartment or clearly visible inside the passenger compartment or on the outside of the vehicle. Texas has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the name and telephone number of the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: State of Texas, Department of Family and Protective Services
To: NTSB
Date: 8/23/2007
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 8/24/2007 2:47:42 PM MC# 2070433: No legislation passed during the 2007 80th Legislative session addressing this recommendation.

From: NTSB
To: State of Texas, Department of Family and Protective Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060328, 2060227) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: Texas requires child care centers to have the center name, director, or permit holder's name, and center's telephone number in the glove compartment or clearly visible inside the passenger compartment or on the outside of the vehicle. Staff has been unable to determine whether Texas requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the name and telephone number of the oversight agency. Staff has been unable to determine whether Texas considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: State of Texas, Department of Family and Protective Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/10/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/11/2006 1:33:30 PM MC# 2060328: Nothing additional to add at this time.

From: State of Texas, Department of Family and Protective Services
To: NTSB
Date: 4/25/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 5/8/2006 11:19:31 AM MC# 2060227: Thank you for your follow-up letter dated March 30, 2006, regarding the regulation of transportation in Texas child-care centers. Carey Cockerell asked that I respond to your request for information. As the agency responsible for protecting the health, safety, and well-being of children who attend or reside in regulated child day care and 24-hour residential child-care operations and homes, we continue to look at ways to incorporate your safety recommendations, while keeping our child-care regulations in line with other Texas laws and public opinion. In response to your request, I would like to update you on actions DFPS has taken related to your transportation safety recommendations. Minimum standard rules, regarding the use of child safety seats and booster seats, are currently pending the rule approval process; Rules regarding drug testing have recently been implemented for 24-hour residential child-care employees, and include pre-employment and random unannounced testiqg, as well as testing for good cause; Licensed child-care centers have been required to have the center name, director or permit holder's name, and center's telephone number in the glove compartment or clearly visible inside the passenger compartment or on the outside of the vehicle, since 2003; and We have conducted background and criminal history checks on all persons who are regularly and frequently present at a child-care operation since 1997. In addition, our agency is currently conducting a public information campaign entitled “Look Before You Leave-Cars are not babysitters”. This campaign, launched in the summer of 2004, incorporates multi-media exposure across the state and features a set of printed promotional materials. These promotional materials are available on our agency website at: http://www.dfps.state.tx.usllookbeforeyouIeave/main.asp or www.lookbeforeyouleave.org. Our campaign has helped to raise public awareness regarding the risks of leaving children in unattended vehicles and has helped reduce the total number of heat-related child deaths in Texas.

From: NTSB
To: State of Texas, Department of Family and Protective Services
Date: 3/30/2006
Response: The Safety Board notes that you did not address Safety Recommendations H-04-11through -14 in your letter. A review of Texas's licensing regulations for child care centers found that Texas Administrative Code, Title 40, Chapter 745, Subchapter F §745.615 requires criminal background checks for each person older than 14 years who will regularly or frequently be present at a child care center while children are in care. Safety Board staff was not able to verify whether State of Texas child care regulations require medical examinations for transportation providers, drug testing, or vehicle labeling as recommended. The Board would like to know whether the State has in place the requirements recommended in Safety Recommendations H-04-11 through -14. The Board would also like to know whether the State plans to revise child care licensing regulations to address these recommendations. Pending receipt of information regarding medical examinations, drug testing and vehicle labeling as recommended, Safety Recommendations H-04-11 through -14 are classified "Open-Unacceptable Response."

From: State of Texas, Department of Family and Protective Services
To: NTSB
Date: 5/27/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 6/10/2004 2:00:03 PM MC# 2040302 Thomas Chapmond asked that I respond to your letter dated April 21, 2004 regarding the Safety Board's recommendations for child-care transportation. Your letter was very informative and we too are concerned about the safe transportation of children. The child-care licensing division is charged with protecting approximately 800,000 children in out-of-home care in Texas by establishing minimum standards for their safety and protection. Minimum standards for child day care were revised in 2002 and became effective September 1, 2003. During the revision process, we updated and strengthened regulations regarding transportation and captured many of your suggestions at that time. I have enclosed a copy of these regulations for your review. Although these regulations prescribe the minimum safety expectations for child-care centers that transport children, at this time, they are in line with other Texas laws regarding transportation and they reflect public opinion. We also utilize technical assistance provided by our licensing staff, media campaigns, provider training, and best practices included in our publication as opportunities to educate permit holders and parents on issues that impact children's health and safety. We agree that safe transportation is an important issue and we will continue to look at ways to incorporate your safety recommendations.

From: NTSB
To: State of Montana, Department of Public Health and Human Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Montana, Department of Public Health and Human Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Montana does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Montana law requires commercial vehicles to have their vehicles labeled with the names or phone numbers of their oversight agency.

From: NTSB
To: State of Montana, Department of Public Health and Human Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Montana does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Montana has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of Montana, Department of Public Health and Human Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060355) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: According to MC 2060355, Montana does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Legislation to address this recommendation is not anticipated during the 2007 legislative session. Staff has been unable to determine whether Montana considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: State of Montana, Department of Public Health and Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/11/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/24/2006 11:50:59 AM MC# 2060355: Montana does not require child care centers to label their vehcles with the names and phone numbers of their ccnter and the oversight agency. No change to ths is expected during the 2007 legislature.

From: NTSB
To: State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Maine does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. It has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Maine does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Maine is considering regulatory changes to implement this recommendation.

From: NTSB
To: State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060335) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: Maine does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. According to MC 2060335, Maine is considering regulatory changes to implement this recommendation.

From: State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/14/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/17/2006 11:57:55 AM MC# 2060335: New: regulatory changes will be proposed to meet this requirement.

From: NTSB
To: State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 1/31/2005
Response: The Safety Board notes that Maine does not require child care center vehicles to be labeled with the child care center's and oversight agency's names and phone numbers. We would like to know whether Maine plans to require such labeling for child care vehicles as recommended. Pending receipt of this information, Safety Recommendation H-04-14 is classified "Open--Unacceptable Response." The Safety Board understands that Maine revised the Rules for the Licensing of Child Care Facilities, effective November 2002, and that another review will occur within the next 3 years.

From: State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 6/2/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 6/9/2004 10:29:59 AM MC# 2040289 The Rules for the Licensing of Child Care Facilities were revised effective November 12, 2002. They will be reviewed again within the next three years. The recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board will guide the revision of the sections related to child care transportation oversight.

From: NTSB
To: State of South Carolina, Department of Social Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of South Carolina, Department of Social Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: South Carolina does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. It has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of South Carolina, Department of Social Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: South Carolina does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. South Carolina has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of South Carolina, Department of Social Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060311) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: According to MC 2060311, South Carolina does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Staff has been unable to determine whether South Carolina considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: State of South Carolina, Department of Social Services
To: NTSB
Date: 6/27/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/5/2006 11:08:50 AM MC# 2060311: Currently there is no requirement in South Carolina that child care center vehicles be labeled.

From: NTSB
To: State of West Virginia, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: According to MC 2070314, effective July 1, 2007, West Virginia requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the centers' names, addresses, and telephone numbers, and the information must be readable by a pedestrian or other passing vehicle.

From: State of West Virginia, Department of Health and Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/2/2007
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/3/2007 9:56:07 AM MC# 2070314: Open-Acceptable Alternate Response- WV Dept of Education- Ben Shew - NO CHANGE IN STATUS AS OF 6/1/07 DHHR RESPONSE-The following requirement IS effective July 1, 2007: $781-22. Transportation. When providing transportation, a center shall ensure that... 22.7 When the center owns the vehicle, identifying information is placed on the outside of the vehicle, which can be head by a pedestrian or other passing vehicle, that includes the name. address and telephone number of the center

From: NTSB
To: State of West Virginia, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060292) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: West Virginia does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, but full implementation of this recommendation is under review.

From: State of West Virginia, Department of Health and Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 6/20/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 6/20/2006 10:47:40 AM MC# 2060292: West Virginia does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and phone numbers of their center and the oversight agency, but full implementation of this recommendation is under review. I cannot confirm at this time and changes.

From: NTSB
To: State of West Virginia, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 3/24/2006
Response: The Safety Board notes that the Partners Implementing an Early Care and Education System (PIECES) Regulations and Standards Committee, a council established to address the system of early care and education in the State of West Virginia for children ages birth through 5 years, is in the process of reviewing and making recommendations on revisions to child care regulations. Until the review is complete, the PIECES committee has recommended that, as child care centers replace their multi-passenger vehicles, they replace them with vehicles built to school bus standards or to standards for multi-function school activity buses. The Board appreciates receiving the information that all licensed child care centers have received copies of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recommendations regarding the use of multi-passenger vans. The Board also notes that the PIECES committee is considering a requirement for the periodic review of driver background checks, medical examinations, and drug testing results and vehicle labeling as recommended. Pending completion of the committee's review of child care regulations and the Board's receipt and review of West Virginia's revised child care regulations, Safety Recommendations H-04-8, -13, and -14 remain classified "Open-Acceptable Response."

From: State of West Virginia, Department of Health and Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 5/6/2005
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 5/24/2005 7:59:53 AM MC# 2050215 A requirement that child care center vehicles be labeled with the center's and the Department's name and contact information is being considered by the Regulations and Standards Committee. The Department will seek guidance from the West Virginia Department of Transportation when formulating this requirement to determine if West Virginia Code § 17C-12-7a, which governs signs and warning lights or alternative warning devices upon passenger vans, needs amended.

From: NTSB
To: State of West Virginia, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 4/1/2005
Response: The Safety Board notes that West Virginia does not require the labeling of a vehicle used by child care centers. The Board further notes that the Department will review and revise its regulations in 2005 and that vehicle labeling will be addressed during the review process. The Board further notes that prior to the completion of the revision, the Department may seek an amendment to West Virginia Code, Chapter 17C, which governs traffic and motor vehicle use. Pending notification that an amendment requiring labeling of vehicles used by child care centers has been made to West Virginia Code, Chapter 17C, Safety Recommendation H-04-14 is classified "Open--Acceptable Response."

From: State of West Virginia, Department of Health and Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 5/21/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 6/1/2004 2:51:53 PM MC# 2040258 There is no child care requirement for such labeling of a vehicle used by the child care center. The Department will review and revise the regulations as necessary in 2005. This recommendation will be addressed during that process. Prior to the completion of that process, the Department may seek an amendment to West Virginia Code, Chapter 17C, that governs traffic and motor vehicle use.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 7/6/2010
Response:

From: NTSB
To: State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: According to MC 2080404, New Hampshire does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, and there is no pending legislation to implement this recommendation.

From: State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 6/27/2008
Response: MC# 2080404: New Hampshire does not currently require that child care vehicles be labeled with the child care center’s and oversight agency’s names and phone numbers, and there are currently no pending proposals to do so.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: New Hampshire has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the following information: No response received. Staff has been unable to determine whether New Hampshire requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency. Staff has also been unable to determine whether New Hampshire considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: NTSB
To: State of Delaware, Department of Services for Children, Youth and Families
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Delaware, Department of Services for Children, Youth and Families
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Delaware does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. It has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Delaware, Department of Services for Children, Youth and Families
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Delaware does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Delaware has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of Delaware, Department of Services for Children, Youth and Families
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060331) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: According to MC 2060331, Delaware does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Staff has been unable to determine whether Delaware considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: NTSB
To: State of California, Department of Social Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of California, Department of Social Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: A California requires child care centers operating vehicles which meet the definition of a "bus" to display the name of the operator and a numeric identifier (provided by the Public Utilities Commission) on each side of every vehicle used to transport passengers. This requirement, however, does not include displaying the telephone number, although many large corporate child care centers do label their vehicles. (This requirement also would not apply to child care center vehicles that do not meet the definition of a "bus.") Child care centers must post a "Parents' Rights" poster and provide parents a form that includes the name, address, and telephone number of the local oversight agency.

From: State of California, Department of Social Services
To: NTSB
Date: 8/27/2008
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 8/28/2008 3:17:38 PM MC# 2080523: CHP has not enacted any regulations specific towards a program for a child care transportation oversight agency of periodic driver background checks, medical examinations, and drug test results, however we would be interested in reviewing any new Federal Motor Vehicle regulations.

From: NTSB
To: State of California, Department of Social Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: According to MC 2070348, California requires child care centers operating vehicles which meet the definition of a "bus" to display the name of the operator and a numeric identifier (provided by the Public Utilities Commission) on each side of every vehicle used to transport passengers. This requirement, however, does not include displaying the telephone number, although many large corporate child care centers do label their vehicles. Child care centers must also post a "Parents' Rights" poster and provide parents a form that includes the name, address, and telephone number of the local oversight agency. California has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: State of California, Department of Social Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/12/2007
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/13/2007 12:44:13 PM MC# 2070348: California day care centers operating vehicles whlch meet the definition of a "bus" are required to display the name of the operator and a numeric identifier (provided by the Public Utilities Commission) on each side of every vehicle used to transport passengers. This display, however, does not require the telephone number to be displayed, although many large corporate child care centers do label their vehicles Child care centers must also post a "Parents' Rights" poster and provide parents a form that includes, the name. address, and telephone number of the local oversight agency.

From: NTSB
To: State of California, Department of Social Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060033, 2060379) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: California does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, although many large corporate child care centers do label their vehicles. Child care centers must also post a "Parents' Rights" poster and provide parents a form that includes the name, address, and telephone number of the local oversight agency. Staff has been unable to determine whether California considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: State of California, Department of Social Services
To: NTSB
Date: 12/22/2005
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 1/9/2006 2:46:41 PM MC# 2060033: With regard to labeling the vehicles belonging to a child care facility, while there are no such requirements in California, many of the large corporate child care facilities do label their vehicles. However, facilities are required to post a "Parents' Rights" poster that indicates all of the parents' rights and includes the name, address, and phone number of the local licensing agency. Parents are also given a form that includes the same information. If parents see a problem with a vehicle or any other health and safety issues, they have the phone number of the local licensing agency on hand.

From: NTSB
To: State of California, Department of Social Services
Date: 11/23/2005
Response: The Safety Board notes that California does not require preemployment, random, post accident, and "for cause" drug testing for child care transportation providers. The Board also notes that California does not require child care vehicles to be labeled with the child care center and oversight agency's names and phone numbers. The Board would like to know what action California plans to take to require the drug testing and vehicle labeling recommended. Pending receipt of this information, Safety Recommendations H-04-12 and -14 are classified "Open-Unacceptable Response."

From: State of California, Department of Social Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/20/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/29/2004 2:52:40 PM MC# 2040466

From: State of Tennessee, Department of Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 2/8/2005
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 2/17/2005 1:27:10 PM MC# 2050071

From: NTSB
To: State of Tennessee, Department of Human Services
Date: 2/7/2005
Response: The Safety Board notes that since March 1, 2003, all child care vehicles have been required to display identifying signage that includes the name and phone number of the agency, as well as the words "Child Care Transportation Complaints" with the Department's toll-free child care complaint hotline number. Accordingly, Safety Recommendation H-04-14 is classified "Closed--Reconsidered," as this requirement was in place before the Board's recommendation was issued.

From: State of Tennessee, Department of Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 6/7/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 6/16/2004 11:47:09 AM MC# 2040310 Identifying signage on child care vehicles became a requirement on March 1, 2003 All child care vehicles must display the name and phone number of the agency, as well as the words "Child Care Transportation Complaints" with the Department's toll-free child care complaint hotline number.

From: NTSB
To: State of Nevada, Department of Human Resources
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Nevada, Department of Human Resources
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Nevada has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Nevada, Department of Human Resources
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Nevada has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of Nevada, Department of Human Resources
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the following information: Staff has been unable to determine whether Nevada requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency. Staff has also been unable to determine whether Nevada considered applicable regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Social Services
Date: 9/4/2014
Response: Please advise what action Virginia has taken to implement this recommendation.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Social Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Social Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Virginia requires child care centers to have their name, address, and telephone number inside the vehicle. Most centers voluntarily label their vehicles' exteriors with their name, and many add telephone numbers. It has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Social Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Virginia requires child care centers to have their name, address, and telephone number inside the vehicle. Most centers voluntarily label their vehicles' exteriors with their name, and many add telephone numbers. According to MC 2070347, Virginia reports no changes.

From: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Social Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/13/2007
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/13/2007 12:22:52 PM MC# 2070347: Virginia DMV sought assistance from the Virginia Department of Social Services i(VDSS) in responding to this recommendation. VDSS reports no change from last year.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Social Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060339) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: According to MC 2060339, Virginia requires child care centers to have their name, address, and telephone number inside the vehicle. The vast majority of centers label their vehicles' exteriors with their name, and many add telephone numbers. Staff has been unable to determine whether Virginia requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the name and telephone number of the oversight agency. Staff has also been unable to determine whether Virginia considered applicable regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Social Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/7/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/17/2006 3:23:50 PM MC# 2060339: Virginia DMV sought assistance from the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) in responding to this recommendation. VDSS informed us that as outlined by the Standards for Child Day Programs: The following in formation is in transportation vehicles: a. Emergency numbers as specified in 22 VAC 15-30-610 F and H; b. The center's name, address, and phone number; and c. A list of the names of the children being transported. Child-care centers are only required to have the center's name, address and phone number inside the vehicle. However, the vast majority of centers do label the exterior of their vehicles with the center's name. Many also add the telephone number.

From: NTSB
To: State of New York, Department of Family Assistance
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of New York, Department of Family Assistance
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: New York does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. It has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of New York, Department of Family Assistance
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: New York does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. According to MC 2070376, no additional action has taken place on this recommendation.

From: State of New York, Department of Family Assistance
To: NTSB
Date: 7/19/2007
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/27/2007 9:44:08 AM MC# 2070376: No action has taken place on this recommendation.

From: NTSB
To: State of New York, Department of Family Assistance
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060348, 2060619) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: According to MC 2060348, New York does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Staff has been unable to determine whether New York considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: State of New York, Department of Family Assistance
To: NTSB
Date: 7/11/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/19/2006 11:17:40 AM MC# 2060348

From: NTSB
To: State of New Mexico, Department of Children, Youth, and Families
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Mexico, Department of Children, Youth, and Families
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: New Mexico does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency. Federal regulations requiring the DOT number may apply if the vehicle meets the definition of a commercial motor vehicle. New Mexico has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: State of New Mexico, Department of Children, Youth, and Families
To: NTSB
Date: 9/5/2008
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 9/26/2008 1:48:42 PM MC# 2080593: NTSB Question: Does New Mexico require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency? Has there been or will there be any effort to address this recommendation? NM Response: CYFD: No. There may be an effort to address this recommendation in the future. MTD: There is a requirement for Identifying the Vehicle including DOT number under CFR 49 Part 390.21. The vehicle must meet the definition of a Commercial Motor Vehicle under CFR 49 Part 390.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Mexico, Department of Children, Youth, and Families
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: New Mexico has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Mexico, Department of Children, Youth, and Families
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the following information: No response received. Staff has been unable to determine whether New Mexico requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency. Staff has also been unable to determine whether New Mexico considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: NTSB
To: State of North Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of North Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: North Carolina has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of North Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: North Carolina has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of North Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the following information: No response received. Staff has been unable to determine whether North Carolina requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency. Staff has also been unable to determine whether North Carolina considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: NTSB
To: State of Kansas, Department of Health and Environment
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Kansas, Department of Health and Environment
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Kansas does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Many centers do label their vehicles. It has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Kansas, Department of Health and Environment
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Kansas does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Many centers do label their vehicles. Kansas has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of Kansas, Department of Health and Environment
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060343) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: According to MC 2060343, Kansas does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Many centers do label their vehicles. Staff has been unable to determine whether Kansas considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: State of Kansas, Department of Health and Environment
To: NTSB
Date: 7/10/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/19/2006 9:21:00 AM MC# 2060343: Child care center regulations do not require labels on the vehicles although many do have their vehicles labeled.

From: NTSB
To: State of Indiana, Family and Social Services Administration
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Indiana, Family and Social Services Administration
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Indiana has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Indiana, Family and Social Services Administration
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Indiana has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of Indiana, Family and Social Services Administration
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the following information: No response received. Staff has been unable to determine whether Indiana requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency. Staff has also been unable to determine whether Indiana considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: NTSB
To: State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Georgia does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Its Department of Human Resources will research the efficacy of these requirements and the effect on child care centers.

From: State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources
To: NTSB
Date: 9/23/2008
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 9/24/2008 1:08:58 PM MC# 2080586: The Georgia Department of Human Resources will research the efficacy of requiring child care vehicles to be labeled with the child care center’s name and oversight agency’s names and phone numbers and the effect on providers in Georgia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: According to MC 2070308, Georgia does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Child care center vehicles must contain current information identifying the center's name, driver, and telephone number. Georgia has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources
To: NTSB
Date: 6/29/2007
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/3/2007 8:39:12 AM MC# 2070308: Licensing rules don't require the name of the center or the oversight agency's name and phone numbers on the child care vehicle. The rules do require the transportation vehicle to "contain current information identifying the center's name, driver and telephone number.'' 591-1-1-.36 (6) (a)

From: NTSB
To: State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060422) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: According to MC 2060422, Georgia does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Staff has been unable to determine whether Georgia considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources
To: NTSB
Date: 8/22/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 8/24/2006 8:36:35 AM MC# 2060422: This is not required by state law.

From: NTSB
To: State of Utah, Department of Health
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Utah, Department of Health
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Utah does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. It has not considered applicable legislation or regulations.

From: State of Utah, Department of Health
To: NTSB
Date: 6/16/2008
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 6/24/2008 12:28:05 PM MC# 2080368: No change to the current status has occurred. No additional legislation has been proposed to change the vehicle requirements to meet this recommendation.

From: NTSB
To: State of Utah, Department of Health
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: According to MC 2070310, Utah does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Utah has not considered applicable legislation or regulations.

From: State of Utah, Department of Health
To: NTSB
Date: 6/21/2007
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/3/2007 9:06:26 AM MC# 2070310: No change to the current status has occurred. No additional legislation has been proposed to change the vehicle requirements to meet this recommendation.

From: NTSB
To: State of Utah, Department of Health
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060367) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: Staff has been unable to determine whether Utah requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency. Staff has also been unable to determine whether Utah considered applicable regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: State of Utah, Department of Health
To: NTSB
Date: 7/14/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/27/2006 3:02:07 PM MC# 2060367: UHSO Response: The UHSO suggests the most accurate information may be obtained by contacting : Teresa Whiting, Bureau Director Utah Department of Health Bureau of Child Care Licensing 288 North 1460 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2003 (801) 538-6320

From: NTSB
To: State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Wisconsin does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. It did not consider applicable legislation.

From: State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services
To: NTSB
Date: 9/4/2008
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 9/18/2008 10:13:03 AM MC# 2080570: There was no legislation introduced in the 2007-08 session related to labeling child care vehicles with the child care center’s and the oversight agency’s names and phone numbers.

From: NTSB
To: State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Wisconsin does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Wisconsin has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060344) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: According to MC 2060344, Wisconsin does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Staff has been unable to determine whether Wisconsin considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/7/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/19/2006 9:44:12 AM MC# 2060344: No State lawladministrative rule exists requirincj signinglmarking of vehicles used by childcare transportation service providers.

From: NTSB
To: State of Rhode Island, Department of Children, Youth and Families
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Rhode Island, Department of Children, Youth and Families
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Rhode Island does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. It did not consider applicable legislation or regulations in 2007; it has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Rhode Island, Department of Children, Youth and Families
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Rhode Island does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. According to MC 2070365, Rhode Island did not consider applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: State of Rhode Island, Department of Children, Youth and Families
To: NTSB
Date: 6/27/2007
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/24/2007 2:00:18 PM MC# 2070365: None

From: NTSB
To: State of Rhode Island, Department of Children, Youth and Families
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060380) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: According to information received subsequent to Rhode Island's annual letter, child care center regulations do not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Staff has been unable to determine whether Rhode Island considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: NTSB
To: State of Oregon, Employment Department
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Oregon, Employment Department
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Oregon does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. It has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Oregon, Employment Department
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Oregon does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, but Oregon advised that it will consider this recommendation during the cycle of rule revisions for the Rules for the Certification of Child Care Centers.

From: NTSB
To: State of Oregon, Employment Department
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the following information: Oregon does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, but Oregon advised that it will consider this recommendation during the cycle of rule revisions for the Rules for the Certification of Child Care Centers.

From: NTSB
To: State of Oregon, Employment Department
Date: 5/17/2005
Response: The Safety Board notes that Oregon does not currently have in place any of the recommended requirements. The Board also notes that these recommendations will be considered during the cycle of rule revisions for the Rules for the Certification of Child Care Centers, although there is no indication when the revisions can be expected. We would appreciate your providing us a copy of the revised regulations for child care centers once this action has been completed. Given Oregon's indication that it will consider these recommendations when revising regulations, and pending receipt of the revised regulations, Safety Recommendations H-04-8, -12 and -14 to the Oregon Employment Department are classified "Open--Acceptable Response." If the Board can provide assistance in these efforts, please contact Mr. Kevin Quinlan, Chief, Safety Advocacy Division, at (202) 314-6175.

From: State of Oregon, Employment Department
To: NTSB
Date: 5/17/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 5/17/2004 1:49:26 PM MC# 2040211 The Child Care Division of the Oregon Employment Department is responsible for licensing child care businesses and promulgating administrative rules to ensure the health and safety of children in child care. The transportation of children in child care centers is addressed in Oregon Administrative Rule 414-300-0350. Four of the NTSB's seven recommendations (H-04-9, - 10, - 11, - 13) are currently included in the division's rules for certification of child care centers. The full text of the rule may be found at http://findit.emp.state.or.us/childcare/CCDl320701.pdf. The three recommendations that are not included, H-04-8, - 12, and - 14, will be taken under consideration in the next cycle of rule revisions.

From: NTSB
To: State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Washington does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, but relies on citizens to notify law enforcement using the license plate number to identify the vehicle. It has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Washington does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, but relies on citizens to notify law enforcement using the license plate number to identify the vehicle. Washington also considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060332, 2060291) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: Washington does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, but relies on citizens to notify law enforcement using the license plate number to identify the vehicle. Staff has been unable to determine whether Washington considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: NTSB
To: State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services
Date: 2/24/2006
Response: In its January 31, 2005, letter, the Safety Board classified Safety Recommendations H-04-8, -9, and -14 "Open-Unacceptable Response," and Safety Recommendations H-04-11 through -13 "Open-Acceptable Response." Your March 2005 response does not indicate any new actions to implement Safety Recommendations H-04-8, -9, or -11 through -14. Therefore, the classifications of these recommendations will remain the same. The Safety Board encourages the State to revise its child care licensing requirements to include the Board's recommendations for improving transportation safety for children transported to and from school and school-related activities by child care providers. Please notify the Board when any future action has been taken to address these recommendations. If the Safety Board can be of assistance to the State of Washington in this effort, please contact Mr. Kevin Quinlan, Chief, Safety Advocacy Division, at (202) 314-6170.

From: State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services
To: NTSB
Date: 3/9/2005
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 3/17/2005 12:33:35 PM MC# 2050113: We do not have a requirement that child care vehicles be labeled with the child care center's oversight agency's name and phone number. Witnesses may notify law enforcement by license plate identification of the vehicle for proper follow-up.

From: NTSB
To: State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services
Date: 1/31/2005
Response: The Safety Board notes that Washington does not have a requirement that child care vehicles be labeled with the names and phone numbers of the child care center and oversight agency and that the State relies on witnesses to use the vehicle's license plate to notify law enforcement of wrongdoing. The proposed labels allow for witnesses to more easily alert the child care facility or licensing authority of unsafe behavior so remedial action can quickly be taken. The Board would like to know whether Washington plans to require that child care vehicles be labeled as recommended. Pending further response, Safety Recommendation H-04-14 is classified "Open--Unacceptable Response."

From: State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/2/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/13/2004 8:35:15 AM MC# 2040398: We do not have a requirement that child care vehicles be labelcd with the child care center’s oversight agency‘s name and phone number. Witnesses may notify law enforcement by license plate identification of the vehicle for proper follow-up.

From: NTSB
To: State of Ohio, Department of Job and Family Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Ohio, Department of Job and Family Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Ohio does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Ohio will continue to research and review this recommendation.

From: State of Ohio, Department of Job and Family Services
To: NTSB
Date: 9/22/2008
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 9/22/2008 2:42:03 PM MC# 2080582: Currently, Ohio does not require child care centers to label their vehicles in any way. Ohio will continue to research and review this recommendation.

From: NTSB
To: State of Ohio, Department of Job and Family Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Ohio does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. According to MC 2070311, Ohio considered regulations that included a labeling requirement, but they failed to receive the public and department support needed to pass.

From: State of Ohio, Department of Job and Family Services
To: NTSB
Date: 6/29/2007
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/3/2007 9:24:01 AM MC# 2070311: This was considered but failed to receive the public & department support needed to pass. Ohio has not considered applicable legislaiton of child care licensing rules for 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of Ohio, Department of Job and Family Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060327) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: Ohio does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, but Ohio advised that it will consider this recommendation for revisions to the Child Care Licensing Rules. According to information received subsequent to Ohio's annual letter, the original draft of the revised regulations included a labeling requirement, but it was removed before final enactment.

From: NTSB
To: State of Ohio, Department of Job and Family Services
Date: 7/6/2005
Response: The Safety Board notes that Ohio does not currently have in place any of the recommended requirements listed above, but that Ohio will consider them for revisions to their Child Care Licensing Rules. The Board would like to know what action Ohio has taken to incorporate Safety Recommendations H-04-8, -12 and -14, into the Child Care Licensing Rules. Given Ohio's positive indication that it will consider these recommendations for rule revision, Safety Recommendations H-04-8, -12 and -14, are classified "Open--Acceptable Response." If the Board can provide assistance in your efforts, please contact Mr. Kevin Quinlan, Chief, Safety Advocacy Division, at (202) 314-6175.

From: State of Ohio, Department of Job and Family Services
To: NTSB
Date: 5/17/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 5/17/2004 2:26:08 PM MC# 2040215 Ohio's Child Care Licensing Rules currently provides for compliance with four of the seven recommendations made by NSTB, namely requirements for vehicle standards and maintenance, restraint usage, and driver fitness. The three other recommendations regarding use of vehicles meeting school bus standards, driver drug testing, and the requirement that child care vehicle be labeled with both the center and the oversight agency's names and phone numbers will be further explored for rule revision consideration.

From: NTSB
To: State of Arizona, Department of Health Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Arizona, Department of Health Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Arizona does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, although some child care centers voluntarily include their names and telephone numbers on their vehicles. It has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Arizona, Department of Health Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Arizona does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, although some child care centers voluntarily include their names and telephone numbers on their vehicles. Arizona has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of Arizona, Department of Health Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the following information: Arizona does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, although some child care centers voluntarily include their names or telephone numbers on their vehicles. Staff has been unable to determine whether Arizona considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: NTSB
To: State of Arizona, Department of Health Services
Date: 7/6/2005
Response: Ms. Wiley indicated that some child care centers include their center's information on their vehicles and that the department has considered our recommendation for labeling child care vehicles and concluded that requiring the recommended labeling would not provide a substantial benefit to the safety of children being transported by child care centers. The Safety Board notes that the department believes a public information campaign encouraging the public to report dangerous driving by individuals driving child care vehicles would be beneficial; however, due to budget restraints and the lack of an identified problem with child care drivers in Arizona, the department has no planned action to implement the Board's recommendation for vehicle labeling. During the Board's investigation of the Memphis, Tennessee accident, investigators found that one witness had seen the Memphis driver sleeping in the vehicle, but had nowhere to report this issue beyond the child care center; because the driver was reported to fall asleep at red lights, others may also have noticed his habits, but had no practical means of notifying anyone of their concerns. Had witnesses known the number of the oversight agency, they could have alerted the agency to this unsafe driver. The Board believes that even with a public service campaign, the public may not know which vehicles are child care vehicles or where to report unsafe actions by drivers. As previously stated, during the Memphis investigation, investigators found that several parents and witnesses saw the van being operated unsafely, but were not aware of how to report this information. The Board encourages Arizona to reconsider its position on requiring vehicle labeling as recommended. Accordingly, Safety Recommendation H-04-14 is classified "Open--Unacceptable Response," pending Arizona's reconsideration of its position on this issue.

From: State of Arizona, Department of Health Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/19/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/26/2004 12:16:09 PM MC# 2040456 The Department considered the recommendation that child care vehicles be labeled with the child care center's and the oversight agency's names and phone numbers; however, child care facilities usually include their center's information on their vehicles. To add the Department's name and phone number to the vehicles would not provide a substantial benefit. Although Department staff usually conduct business during regular business hours of 8:OO a.m. to 5:OO p.m., child care facility vehicles operate throughout the 24 hour period. In addition, Department staff are not trained or equipped to chase down and stop vehicle drivers, especially if children are in the vehicle. Local police officers or highway patrol officers are trained and equipped to apprehend individuals who drive a vehicle in a manner that is a threat to the vehicle's passengers or to others using the street or highway. If someone called to report an unsafe driver, Department staff, if available, would take the information and forward it to those agency personnel. A public information campaign encouraging the public to report dangerous driving by individuals driving child care facility vehicles, to the local police or highway patrol, may provide the removal of these unsafe drivers more effectively. Current budget restraints and the lack of identified problems in this area in Arizona, prohibit the Department from taking action at this time.

From: NTSB
To: State of Iowa, Department of Human Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Iowa, Department of Human Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Iowa does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, but it previously expressed the intent to work with the State Child Care Advisory Council on revising its regulations to incorporate Safety Board recommendations. The review and revision of regulations were to be completed by January 1, 2006, but Iowa has not provided information on whether it has made the changes.

From: NTSB
To: State of Iowa, Department of Human Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Iowa does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, but Iowa has expressed the intent to work with the State Child Care Advisory Council on revising its regulations to incorporate Safety Board recommendations. The review and revision of regulations were to be completed by January 1, 2006, but Iowa has not confirmed whether it made the changes.

From: NTSB
To: State of Iowa, Department of Human Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060365) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: Iowa does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, but Iowa has expressed the intent to work with the State Child Care Advisory Council on revising its regulations to incorporate Safety Board recommendations. The review and revision of regulations were to be completed by January 1, 2006, but staff has been unable to obtain confirmation from Iowa on whether changes were made.

From: State of Iowa, Department of Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/25/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/27/2006 11:01:10 AM MC# 2060365: this would fall under DHS or Dept. of Ed.

From: NTSB
To: State of Iowa, Department of Human Services
Date: 2/7/2005
Response: The Safety Board notes that Iowa does not currently have any of the recommended requirements listed above in place, but that Iowa's Department of Human Services will be working with the State Child Care Advisory Council (Council) to revise transportation regulations. The Board also notes that these recommendations will be shared with the Council and will be used as background material to develop recommendations for policy. Iowa indicates that it plans to complete the review and revisions by January 1, 2006. Please provide us a copy of the revised transportation regulations for child care centers once this action has been completed. Given Iowa's positive indication that it will work to develop regulations in this area and pending receipt of Iowa's revised transportation regulations, Safety Recommendations H-04-8, -9, -12, and -14 are classified "Open--Acceptable Response." If the Board can provide assistance to the Council in these efforts, please contact Mr. Kevin Quinlan, Chief, Safety Advocacy Division, at (202) 314-6175.

From: State of Iowa, Department of Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/14/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/20/2004 2:46:30 PM MC# 2040427 The Department will be working with the State Child Care Advisory Council to redraft the transportation regulations. Your letter and my response letter will be shared with the Council as part of the background material that will be provided to develop recommendations for policy. Once we have a recommendation from the State Child Care Advisory Council, we will start the rule making process. This process in Iowa is a six-month process that allows for public input. Rules are adopted by the policy making body for the Department, which is the Council on Human Services. In addition, all proposed rules are reviewed by the Iowa Legislature's Administrative Rules Review Committee before they can become effective. Proposed rules can be found under the publication section of our website, http://www.dhs.state.ia.us. Iowa's child care center licensing laws and regulations do not include the following four recommendations addressed in your letter: · Use of vehicles built to school bus standards or of multifunction school activity buses. · A regular vehicle maintenance and inspection program. · Pre-employment, random, post-accident, and "for cause" drug testing for all child care transportation providers and the prohibition of anyone who tests positive for drugs from transporting children. · A requirement that child care vehicles be labeled with the child care center's and oversight agency's name and phone numbers.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Alaska does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, but Alaska is considering regulatory action to address this issue.

From: State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/28/2008
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 8/12/2008 3:54:55 PM MC# 2080480: Would need to be addressed by the Department of Administration, Division of Motor Vehicles. We have forwarded a copy to them for their direct response.

From: State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services
To: NTSB
Date: 6/16/2008
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 6/19/2008 9:40:18 AM MC# 2080337: Alaska does not require chird care centers to label their vehicles with the names and phone numbers of their center and the oversight agency, but Alaska is considering regulatory action to address this issue.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Alaska does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, but Alaska is considering regulatory action to address this issue.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060408) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: Alaska does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency, but Alaska is considering regulatory action to address this issue.

From: State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services
To: NTSB
Date: 8/15/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 8/17/2006 3:06:15 PM MC# 2060408: Alaska does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and phone numbers of their center and the oversight agency, but ,Alaska is considering regulatory action to address this issue.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services
Date: 7/28/2005
Response: The Safety Board notes that Alaska does not require child care programs to use vehicles built to school bus standards when transporting children, nor are child care transportation vehicles required to be labeled as recommended. The Board further notes that the Division of Public Assistance's Child Care Program Office has been directed to review the above recommendations and consider regulatory action that may be needed. The Board would like to know whether the Child Care Program Office has taken action to date to require (1) child care programs to use vehicles built to school bus standards when transporting children and (2) child care transportation vehicles to be labeled with the child care center's and oversight agency's names and phone numbers. Pending receipt and review of this information, Safety Recommendations H-04-8 and -14 are classified "Open--Acceptable Response." If the Board can provide assistance to the Child Care Program Office in these efforts, please contact Mr. Kevin Quinlan, Chief, Safety Advocacy Division, at (202) 314-6175.

From: State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services
To: NTSB
Date: 6/24/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/13/2004 9:07:03 AM MC# 2040403 At the current time, Alaska does not require vehicles used to transport children to and from childcare to be built to school bus standards, (H-04-8) nor does it require that child care vehicles be labeled with the child care facility's and oversight agency's names and phone numbers: (H-04-14) I have directed the Division of Public Assistance Child Care Program Office to review these recommendations and consider regulatory action to address any deficits in the state's authority to monitor the transportation of children in child care.

From: NTSB
To: District of Columbia, Department of Health
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: District of Columbia, Department of Health
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: The District of Columbia has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: District of Columbia, Department of Health
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: The District of Columbia has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: District of Columbia, Department of Health
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the following information: No response received. Staff has been unable to determine whether the District of Columbia requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency. Staff has also been unable to determine whether the District considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: State of Oklahoma, Department of Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 8/16/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 12/19/2006 9:13:50 AM MC# 2060598: Revised requirements effective June 1, 2006 for child care centers, part-day children’s programs, and school-age programs now include: “vehicles are visibly marked with the name and telephone number of the facility or sponsoring organization. (Previously the name of the facility was the only requirement.)

From: NTSB
To: State of Oklahoma, Department of Human Services
Date: 4/12/2005
Response: The Safety Board notes that Oklahoma already requires child care vehicles to be visibly marked with the name of the facility or sponsoring organization, as recommended. Accordingly, Safety Recommendation H-04-14 is classified "Closed--Reconsidered," as this requirement was in place before the recommendation was issued.

From: State of Oklahoma, Department of Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/13/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/19/2004 11:47:15 AM MC# 2040420 Oklahoma currently provides oversight for child care transportation through state licensing requirements that include: · The vehicle must be visibly marked with the name of the facility or sponsoring organization. A committee has been established and is meeting to discuss the possibility of drug and alcohol testing for employees that have a criminal history involving the use of alcohol and/or drugs. The child care licensing staff in Oklahoma have surveyed all child care centers to determine if they use 15 passenger vans in transporting children, if their insurance companies have placed any stipulations on their use of these vans, and if any modifications have been made to the van due to safety concerns. If was determined that approximately 1/3 of the licensed child care centers in Oklahoma are using 15 passenger vans and that very few insurance companies have placed any stipulations on the use of these vans. Due to the safety concerns, an information letter will be mailed to all licensed child care centers. The letter includes the safety recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the of use of vehicles built to school bus standard (see attached). The Oklahoma DHS Division of Child Care will also share this information with the Child Care Advisory Committee for the consideration of a revision to licensing requirements. We will notify you of changes made in the future.

From: NTSB
To: State of Louisiana, Department of Social Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Louisiana, Department of Social Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Louisiana has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Louisiana, Department of Social Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Louisiana has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: State of Louisiana, Department of Social Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060312) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: Staff has been unable to determine whether Louisiana requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency. Staff has also been unable to determine whether Louisiana considered applicable regulations in 2005 or 2006. According to MC 2060312, Louisiana did not take legislative action in 2006.

From: State of Louisiana, Department of Social Services
To: NTSB
Date: 6/26/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/5/2006 11:21:45 AM MC# 2060312: No legislative action taken.

From: NTSB
To: State of Colorado, Department of Human Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Colorado, Department of Human Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Colorado does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. It has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Colorado, Department of Human Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Colorado does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. No action is anticipated at this time.

From: NTSB
To: State of Colorado, Department of Human Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060338) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: According to MC 2060338, Colorado does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. No action is anticipated at this time.

From: State of Colorado, Department of Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 7/14/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/17/2006 2:33:55 PM MC# 2060338: Colorado does not require. No action is planned at this time.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alabama, Department of Human Resources
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alabama, Department of Human Resources
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Alabama does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. It has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alabama, Department of Human Resources
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: According to MC 2070372, Alabama does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. Alabama has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: State of Alabama, Department of Human Resources
To: NTSB
Date: 7/24/2007
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/25/2007 3:19:46 PM MC# 2070372: DHR’s Minimum Standards for Day Care Centers and Nighttime Centers do not require vehicles to be labeled.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alabama, Department of Human Resources
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the following information: No response received. Staff has been unable to determine whether Alabama requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency. Staff has also been unable to determine whether Alabama considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of Child Care Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of Child Care Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: Massachusetts has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2007 or 2008.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of Child Care Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Massachusetts has not provided information on whether it requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency, nor on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of Child Care Services
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the following information: No response received. Staff has been unable to determine whether Massachusetts requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the names and telephone numbers of their centers and the oversight agency. Staff has also been unable to determine whether Massachusetts considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: Child care transportation vehicles are considered school buses in Pennsylvania, and according to MC 2070366, Pennsylvania requires school vehicles and buses to be clearly marked as such, as well as requiring the name of the organization that owns the vehicle to be clearly displayed. Regulations strictly limit what can be placed on the exterior of a school bus; Pennsylvania asserts that drivers should be paying attention to the vehicle and the children and not be distracted by reading what is on the bus. Pennsylvania has not provided information on whether it considered applicable legislation or regulations in 2006 or 2007.

From: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare
To: NTSB
Date: 7/23/2007
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/24/2007 2:06:46 PM MC# 2070366: PA does require all school vehicles and busses to be dearly malked as such, as well as requiring the name of the organization that owns the vehicle to be clearly displayed. Pennsylvania regulations strictly limit what can be placed on the exterior of a school bus, using the reasoning that drivers should be paying attention to the vehicle and the children and not be distracted by reading what is on the bus.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare
Date: 4/27/2007
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7878) based on the State’s response (MC2060366) to our 6/2/2006 request for an update, which indicated that: According to MC 2060366, child care transportation vehicles are considered school buses in Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania requires the school bus owner to include its name on each side of the vehicle. Pennsylvania does not require school bus owners to display phone numbers. Staff has been unable to determine whether Pennsylvania requires child care centers to label their vehicles with the name and telephone number of the oversight agency. Staff has also been unable to determine whether Pennsylvania considered applicable regulations in 2005 or 2006.

From: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare
To: NTSB
Date: 7/20/2006
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/27/2006 2:23:06 PM MC# 2060366: The School Bus and School Vehiclc Equipment Standards (Chaptcr 17 1 ) requires that all school buses bc labeled as a "School Bus" on both the front and back and have the name of the school district, private or parochial school, school bus contractor, or school bus owner clearly visible on each side of the bus. School vehicles must also be labeled with a "School Students" sign on both the front and the back (or on one sign mounted to the roofthat can be read from the front and the back) and have the name of the school district, contractor’s name, or private or parochial school lettered on each side. We do not require phone numbers to be displayed.

From: NTSB
To: State of North Dakota, Department of Human Services
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: On July 29, 2013, the Board approved appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8506) based on the following information: Of the 44 states and the District of Columbia for which this recommendation is open, no jurisdiction has indicated in recent years any effort or inclination to implement it. Because it is unlikely that maintaining this recommendation in an “open” status would solicit any further action, Safety Recommendation H 04 14 is classified CLOSED—UNACCEPTABLE ACTION for these 44 states and the District of Columbia.

From: NTSB
To: State of North Dakota, Department of Human Services
Date: 8/4/2009
Response: On August 4, 2009, the Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 8129) based on the following information: North Dakota does not require child care centers to label their vehicles with the names or telephone numbers of their centers or the oversight agency. North Dakota did not consider applicable legislation in 2007. Its Department of Human Services will propose the addition of this requirement with the administrative rule changes being pursued.

From: State of North Dakota, Department of Human Services
To: NTSB
Date: 9/11/2008
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 9/15/2008 3:33:24 PM MC# 2080563: DHS will propose the addition of this requirement with the administrative rule changes being pursued.

From: NTSB
To: State of North Dakota, Department of Human Services
Date: 2/29/2008
Response: The Board reviewed and made appropriate changes to the status of this recommendation (Notation 7983) based on the following information: According to MC 2070367, North Dakota does not require child care