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A licensee may apply, in writing, for a variance or waiver to a regulation provided the variance or waiver in no way jeopardizes the health, safety or well-being of the children. Variances and waivers need to be approved in writing by the Department.
For more information on waivers or variances please read the following:
Waiver or Variance Request Process
If you are interested in applying for a waiver or variance, please fill out the following form:
Waiver or Variance Request Form
Any individual or license holder may appeal an adverse decision made by the Department. This requires for the individual or license holder to submit a Formal Request for Hearing:
DCYF Policy 100.0055 Complaints and Hearings can be found at:
DCYF Policy 100.0055 Complaints and Hearings
Administrative Procedures Act (RI General Law §42-35-14)