|Effective September 1, 2016, immunizations for adults providing care and supervision is required to be on file. LPA discussed the Immunization Regulations SB 792, the requirement that all individuals working or volunteering at a licensed Child Care facility must have vaccinations against, Pertussis, Measles and Influenza. LPA advised licensee that staff can sign a declaration to be exempt from the influenza vaccinations however; Pertussis and Measles are not exemptible. To be exempt from Pertussis and Measles staff must have a medical exemption signed by a licensed physician.|
Incidental Medical Services (IMS) policy was discussed. For IMS information see Evaluator Manual - Regulation Interpretations and Procedures for Family Child Care Homes Section 102417. When any IMS is provided, a Plan for Providing IMS must be submitted to the Department. The following information regarding ADA was provided: US Department of Justice (USDOJ) toll-free ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301 (voice)/(800) 514-0383 (TTY) and link to publication: Commonly Asked Questions about Child Care Centers and the ADA, available at: http://www.ada.gov/childqanda.htm.
The Mandated Reporter Training was discussed. Beginning January 1, 2018, Health and Safety Code 1596.8662 requires all licensed providers, applicants, directors and employees to complete training as specified on their mandated reporter duties and to renew their training every two year. Volunteers are encouraged but not required to take the training. In addition, effective January 1, 2018: Applicants must meet requirements as a precondition to licensure, existing licensees must meet requirements by March 30, 2018, new employees shall have 90 days from date of employment to complete training as required. This training requirement may be met by using the Department’s Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) online training modules. The OCAP modules are free of cost and available at: http://www.mandatedreporterca.com/. Proof of certification was not provided during inspection.
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