That is, if they are run by religious organizations. The law requires it. Below is the beginning of the Associated Press story.
A Missouri board reluctantly voted Thursday to rescind health and safety rules for hundreds of child care centers run by religious organizations because state law prohibits state regulation of such facilities.
Regulations that prohibit caregivers from being drunk or on drugs or posing a threat to children are among those that could be rescinded after the change is published in the Missouri Register and opened to a public comment period.