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LPA informed the applicant that fire/disaster drills must be practiced at least once every 6 months, must be documented, and must be available for review by the department. LPA discussed the requirements of AB 633, recent updates to the car seat law, healthy beverages in child care, and safe sleep for infants.
LPA and the applicant discussed emergency disaster procedures including supplies in the home, lock down procedures, as well as protocols and supplies in the event of having to leave the facility. LPA and the Licensee Applicant discussed methods of payment of licensing fees and updating facility information.
A review of staff records during today's inspection indicates that all facility staff or other individuals who require caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse index clearances or exemptions. LPA also reminded the applicant of the applicable civil penalties for those adults who have not received fingerprint clearances, are not associated to the license and who come in contact with or provide care and supervision to the children. Penalty amounts: $100.00 per person per day, minimum of $100.00 to a maximum of $500.00 per person for an initial violation and a minimum of $100.00 to a maximum of $3000.00 per person for any subsequent violation within a 12 month period.
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 Applicant has been informed that upon arrival children must be removed from car seats, that bouncers are prohibited from Family Home Day Cares, and that children may not be held in high chairs when not feeding or preparing for feeding time. LPA and the Applicant discussed the Community Care Licensing Division website and discussed access to general updates, changes to Title 22 regulations, health and safety codes, the role of the Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) and other ongoing licensee requirements and responsibilities. LPA advised that licensing forms and all other information can be found at: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Child-Care-Licensing
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