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13a.18.07.00.htm 13A.18.07.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 18 LARGE FAMILY CHILD CARE HOMES Chapter 07 Child Protection Authority: Family Law Article, §5-501, 5-505, 5-550―5-557.1 and 5-560―5-563; 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.18.07.01.htm 13A.18.07.01. 01 Prohibition of Abuse, Neglect, and Injurious Treatment.. A provider, employee, substitute, volunteer, individual residing on the premises of the child care home, or other individual connected with the home may not subject a child to abuse, neglect, mental injury, or injurious treatment.
13a.18.07.02.htm 13A.18.07.02. 02 Abuse/Neglect Reporting.. A. A provider, employee, or substitute who has reason to believe that a child has been:. 1) Abused, inside or outside of the child care home, shall report that belief directly to the protective services unit of the local department or to a law enforcement agency, as required under Maryland law; or2) Neglected, inside or outside of the child care home, shall report that belief directly to the protective services unit of the local department as r
13a.18.07.03.htm 13A.18.07.03. 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 chapter.. B. The provider 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 beverages as punishment.. C. The provider shall:. 1) Prepare a written child discipline policy that states the:.
13a.18.07.04.htm 13A.18.07.04. 04 Parental Access.. A provider shall permit the parent of a child in care to:. A. Freely observe all areas of the child care home used for child care during operating hours; and. B. Have access to the parent's child at any time during the child care home's hours of operation, without appointment.
13a.18.07.05.htm 13A.18.07.05. 05 Authorized Release.. A. A provider 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.B. 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.18.07.06.htm 13A.18.07.06. 06 Child Security.. A. The provider shall ensure the safety and security of each child at all times.. B. Whenever an area of the child care home is being used for a child care activity and children are present, the provider may not permit the area to be used at the same time for any other purpose without prior approval of the office.C. Unless an employee or staff member has successfully passed federal and State criminal background checks and a review of child abuse and neglect rec
13a.18.07.9999.htm 13A.18.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 6, 2012 (39:2 Md. R. 142).
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