Any amount of waste or abuse is too much. DEL has been actively working with DSHS on recovering overpayments. DEL has also modified or added to child care subsidy rules:
- Responsibilities for child care providers who are paid for providing subsidized care.
- The provision that providers may not receive benefits for child care subsidies at the same time as they are themselves are paid for providing care.
- A requirement that providers maintain the last year of attendance records to be immediately available upon request on site.
- Not allowing payments to providers who bill for more children than they are allowed to care for (called overcapacity).