IL requires Radon testing of licensed daycare centers, licensed daycare homes, and licensed group daycare homes. Effective January 1, 2013, these facilities must be tested for radon at least once every 3 years.
Effective January 1, 2014, as part of an initial or renewal license application proof must be provided that the facility has been tested within the last 3 years. The test must be in accordance to the rules established by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
The most recent Radon test report must be posted in the facility next to the license issued by the Department. Copies of the report shall be provided to parents or guardians upon request.
Each facility will receive a full radon report in addition to a Certificate of Radon Test Completion. The certificate can be posted next to the daycare license, as required by law, and includes a specific statement required by the IL Child Care Act.
In Illinois not all Radon Measurement Licenses are the same. Commercial daycare centers can only be tested by a Professional Licensee with a special provision to conduct commercial testing. (This does not apply to home daycare centers.) Not everyone who holds an Illinois Radon Measurement license is qualified to perform commercial tests.
ARC-1 Radon has completed over 500 radon measurements in commercial daycare centers throughout central and southern Illinois. With prompt testing and report development you won’t have to keep DCFS waiting.
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