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13a.15.07.00.htm 13A.15.07.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 15 FAMILY CHILD CARE Chapter 07 Child Protection Authority: Education Article, §9.5-301―9.5-308, 9.5-310―9.5-312, 9.5-320, and 9.5-321; General Provisions Article, §4-333; Human Services Article, §1-202; Annotated Code of Maryland Agency Note: Federal Statutory Reference ― Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq. Pro-Children Act of 1994 (20 U.S.C. §6081 et seq. Child Care Development Block Grant (45 CF
13a.15.07.01.htm 13A.15.07.01. 01 Prohibition of Abuse, Neglect, and Injurious Treatment.. A child in care may not be subjected to abuse, neglect, mental injury, or injurious treatment as defined in COMAR 13A.15.01.02B.
13a.15.07.02.htm 13A.15.07.02. 02 Abuse/Neglect Reporting.. An individual who is responsible for providing care to a child:. A. Shall monitor the child for signs and symptoms of child abuse or neglect; and. B. If the individual has reason to believe that a child in care has been:. 1) Abused, shall report that belief directly to the protective services unit of the local department of social services or to a law enforcement agency, as required under Maryland law; or2) Neglected, shall repor
13a.15.07.03.htm 13A.15.07.03. 03 Applicability to Residents.. The requirement set forth in Regulation .01 of this chapter also applies to a resident of the family child care home.
13a.15.07.04.htm 13A.15.07.04. 04 Child Discipline.. A. Child discipline shall be:. 1) Appropriate to the age, maturity, and physical condition of the child; and. 2) Consistent with the requirements of this subtitle.. B. The provider or substitute may not:. 1) Force a child to eat or drink;. 2) Punish a child for refusing to eat or drink;. 3) Withhold food or beverages as punishment; or. 4) Spank, hit, shake, or use any other means of physical discipline..
13a.15.07.05.htm 13A.15.07.05. 05 Parental Access.. The provider or substitute shall permit the parent of a child in care to have access to the child at all times and to observe the areas of the home used for child care during the provider's hours of operation.
13a.15.07.06.htm 13A.15.07.06. 06 Authorized Release.. A. Except as indicated in §B of this regulation, the provider or substitute shall release a child only to the child's parent or to another individual if directed by the parent and if the identity of the other individual is verified by the provider or substitute.B. In case of the death, disappearance, incapacity, or sudden unavailability of the parent or individual designated to pick up the child, or when requested by Child Protective Services, the provider o
13a.15.07.07.htm 13A.15.07.07. 07 Child Security.. A. The provider shall ensure the safety and security of each child at all times.. B. Whenever an area of the home is being used for a child care activity and children are present, the provider may not allow that area to be used at the same time for any other purpose without prior approval of the office.C. In addition to meeting all other child supervision requirements of this subtitle, the provider shall ensure that an individual who meets the requir
13a.15.07.9999.htm 13A.15.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1826). Regulation .03 amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 618). Regulation .04B amended effective January 13, 2020 (47:1 Md. R. 12). Regulation .07C amended effective June 24, 2013 (40:12 Md. R. 1043).
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