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13a.17.07.00.htm 13A.17.07.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 17 CHILD CARE ― LETTERS OF COMPLIANCE Chapter 07 Child Protection Authority: Family Law Article, §5-560, 5-564, and 5-570―5-585; State Government Article, §10-617; 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.
13a.17.07.01.htm 13A.17.07.01. 01 Prohibition of Abuse, Neglect, and Injurious Treatment.. An operator, a staff member, substitute, volunteer, person residing on the premises of the facility, or anyone connected with the facility may not subject a child to child abuse, neglect, mental injury, or injurious treatment.
13a.17.07.02.htm 13A.17.07.02. 02 Abuse/Neglect Reporting.. A. An operator or staff member who has reason to believe that a child has been:. 1) Abused, in a facility or outside of the facility, shall report that belief directly to the Child Protective Services unit of the local department or to a law enforcement agency, as required under Maryland law;2) Neglected, in a facility or outside of the facility, shall report that belief directly to the Child Protective Services unit of the local departmen
13a.17.07.03.htm 13A.17.07.03. 03 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 operator may not:. 1) Force a child to eat or drink;. 2) Punish a child for refusing to eat or drink; or. 3) Withhold food or beverage as punishment.. C. The operator shall:. 1) Prepare a written child discipline policy that states the:. a) Discipline methods used at the facility; and.
13a.17.07.04.htm 13A.17.07.04. 04 Parental Access.. An operator shall permit the parent of a child in care to:. A. Freely observe all areas of the facility used for child care during operating hours; and. B. Have access, without appointment, to the parent's child at any time during the nursery school's or child care program's hours of operation.
13a.17.07.05.htm 13A.17.07.05. 05 Authorized Release.. An operator shall ensure that a staff member releases a child only to the child's parent or to another individual, if directed by the parent, whose identity is verified. If the parent or identified individual is not available due to death, illness, emergency, or any other cause, or if requested by a Child Protective Services worker, the child may be released to Child Protective Services.
13a.17.07.06.htm 13A.17.07.06. 06 Child Security.. A. An operator shall ensure the safety and security of each child at all times.. B. Unless an employee or staff member has successfully passed federal and State criminal background checks and, if hired on or after October 1, 2005, a review of child and adult abuse and neglect records, the individual may not be alone with an unrelated child in care.C. A facility employee or staff member who has successfully passed federal and State criminal backgr
13a.17.07.9999.htm 13A.17.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1827). Regulation .06C amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 619).
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