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13a.16.11.00.htm 13A.16.11.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 16 CHILD CARE CENTERS Chapter 11 Health Authority: Education Article, §9.5-401, 9.5-404―9.5-411, and 9.5-413―9.5-418; 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 CFR Parts 98 and 99
13a.16.11.01.htm 13A.16.11.01. 01 Exclusion for Acute Illness.. A. Child care staff shall:. 1) Monitor a child for signs and symptoms of acute illness;. 2) Notify a child's parent or other designated person upon observing a sign or symptom of acute illness; and3) Provide temporary isolation for the affected child in a suitably equipped separate area within sight and hearing of an adult.B. Except in centers for children with acute illness, an operator may not admit a child to care or allow a child to remain in
13a.16.11.02.htm 13A.16.11.02. 02 Infectious and Communicable Diseases.. A. An operator shall immediately transmit to the health officer a report of the name and address of a child or a staff member who appears to be infected with a reportable communicable disease or who has been exposed to a reportable communicable disease as indicated in COMAR 10.06.01.03.B. Except in centers for children with acute illness, an operator may not knowingly admit to care or retain in care a child with a transmissible infec
13a.16.11.03.htm 13A.16.11.03. 03 Preventing Spread of Disease.. A. A written handwashing procedure approved by the office shall be posted at each sink used for washing hands.B. Hands shall be washed according to the posted approved procedure by a center employee, substitute, volunteer, or child in care at least:1) After toileting or diapering;. 2) Before food preparation or eating; and. 3) After an outdoor activity or handling an animal.. C. Diapering shall be performed in accordance with
13a.16.11.04.htm 13A.16.11.04. 04 Medication Administration and Storage.. A. Medication Administration.. 1) Medication, whether prescription or nonprescription, may not be administered to a child in care unless:a) Parental permission to administer the medication is documented on a completed, signed, and dated medication authorization form, provided by the office, that is received at the center before the medication is administered; andb) A licensed health practitioner has approved the administration of the me
13a.16.11.05.htm 13A.16.11.05. 05 Smoking.. A. Except as specified in §B of this regulation, smoking is prohibited:. 1) At all times in any indoor area of a child care center; and. 2) During the center's hours of operation, in any outdoor area of the center which is approved for child care use.B. In a small center located in a private residence, smoking is prohibited during the center's hours of operation in any indoor or outdoor area approved for child care use.
13a.16.11.06.htm 13A.16.11.06. 06 Alcohol and Drugs.. An operator may not allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages or use of illegal or nonprescribed controlled dangerous substances:A. On the center premises during the center's hours of operation; or. B. By an employee, a substitute, or a volunteer during an off-site program activity..
13a.16.11.9999.htm 13A.16.11.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1826). Regulation .02B amended effective January 13, 2020 (47:1 Md. R. 14). Regulation .03B amended effective January 13, 2020 (47:1 Md. R. 14). Regulation .04 amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 618) June 24, 2013 (40:12 Md. R. 1043). Regulation .04B amended effective March 21, 2011 (38:6 Md. R. 396). Regulation .04F amended effective January 13, 2020 (47:1 Md. R. 14).
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