DAR File No. 42734
This rule was published in the April 15, 2018, issue (Vol. 2018, No. 8) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Child Care Licensing
Residential Certificate Child Care
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 42734
Filed: 03/29/2018 05:16:36 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of these changes is to clarify some rule language, to add needed subsections, and to delete some unnecessary subsections, so changes in statute, federal requirements, and rule committee and the Department of Health (Department) decisions can take effect.
Summary of the rule or change:
These changes will clarify language such as changing the word "screening" to "check", modify the appeal process timing to follow recommendations from the Legislative Auditor's Office, change the requirements for submission of background checks from 10 working days to 0 to follow federal requirements, remove the exceptions for required fingerprinting, and renumber subsections as needed.
Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Title 63G, Chapter 3
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The proposed deletion of the fingerprint exception subsection is expected to have a one-time fiscal impact on the state government revenues because 14 out of the 76 current residential certificate providers will now have to submit fingerprints. The estimated number of covered individuals in these facilities (as reported in our records) who will have to pay the cost of the fingerprints is 45. The individual cost for a fingerprint is $37. The expected revenues are a one-time event, and that is why there are no additional costs or benefits in the following years. The Department does not anticipate any additional costs or savings due to the other proposed rule changes.
These proposed changes are not expected to have any fiscal impact on local governments' revenues or expenditures because there are no residential certificate providers operated by local governments to whom these changes will affect.
Only the deletion of the fingerprint exception subsection is expected to have some fiscal impact on small businesses' expenditures because there are 14 residential certificate providers that operate as small business to whom the requirement for fingerprints will directly affect. The estimated number of covered individuals in these facilities (as reported in our records) who will have to pay the cost of the fingerprints is 45. The individual cost for a fingerprint is $37. All other residential certificate providers have already complied with this requirement, but will continue to submit and pay for fingerprints for all new covered individuals. However, there is no way to estimate if there are going to be any additional covered individuals added to the current residential certificate providers. The Department does not anticipate any additional costs or savings due to the other proposed rule changes.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
These proposed rule changes are not expected to have any fiscal impact on other individuals' revenues or expenditures because only a group of small businesses will be affected by the changes. Currently, there are no persons that are not small businesses to whom these changes will apply.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
Since fingerprints will be required of any residential certificate provider, all new applicants for a residential certificate will be required to pay for fingerprints, with no exceptions, if they have not already done so. The Department cannot project the number of new applicants, but the number of residential certificate providers has steadily decreased for the past five years.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
The changes clarify language such as changing the word "screening" to "check", modify the appeal process timing to follow recommendations from the Legislative Auditor's Office, change the requirements for submission of background checks from 10 working days to 0 to follow federal requirements, remove the exceptions for required fingerprinting, and renumber subsections as needed. There is a one-time fiscal impact on small businesses for the cost of submitting fingerprints. There are 14 residential certificate child care providers with an estimated 45 individuals who will be required to submit fingerprints at a cost of $37 per person. The minimal cost of the fingerprint process is balanced out by the need conduct background checks for the health and safety of children receiving care in the affected residences.
Joseph K. Miner, MD, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Health
Family Health and Preparedness, Child Care Licensing
3760 S HIGHLAND DR
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84106
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Simon Bolivar at the above address, by phone at 801-803-4618, by FAX at 801-237-0786, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Joseph Miner, Executive Director
Appendix 1: Regulatory Impact Summary Table*
Total Fiscal Costs:
Total Fiscal Benefits:
Net Fiscal Benefits:
*This table only includes fiscal impacts that could be measured. If there are inestimable fiscal impacts, they will not be included in this table. Inestimable impacts for State Government, Local Government, Small Businesses and Other Persons are described above. Inestimable impacts for Non - Small Businesses are described below.
Appendix 2: Regulatory Impact to Non - Small Businesses
The proposed amendment is not expected to have any fiscal impact on large businesses revenues or expenditures because all businesses in the child care industry (NAICS 624410) in Utah are either center licensed or center licensed exempt and not residential certificate providers. All residential certificate providers are small businesses.
Department Head Comments:
The changes clarify language such as changing the word "screening" to "check", modify the appeal process timing to follow recommendations from the Legislative Auditor's Office, change the requirements for submission of background checks from 10 working days to 0 to follow federal requirements, remove the exceptions for required fingerprinting, and renumber subsections as needed.
There is a one-time fiscal impact on small businesses for the cost of submitting fingerprints. There are 14 residential certificate child care providers with an estimated 45 individuals who will be required to submit fingerprints at a cost of $37 per person.
The minimal cost of the fingerprint process is balanced out by the need conduct background checks for the health and safety of children receiving care in the affected residences.
R430. Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Child Care Licensing.
R430-50. Residential Certificate Child Care.
(1) "Applicant" means a person or business who has applied for a new or a renewal of a license, certificate, or exemption from Child Care Licensing.
(2) "ASTM" means American Society for Testing and Materials.
(3) "Background Finding" means
information in a background [
screening] that may result in a denial from Child Care
(4) "Background [
Screening] Denial" means that an individual has failed the
background [ screening] and is prohibited from being involved with a child
(5) "Barrier" means an enclosing structure such as a fence, wall, bars, railing, or solid panel to prevent accidental or deliberate movement through or access to something.
(6) "Body Fluid" means blood, urine, feces, vomit, mucus, and/or saliva.
(7)] "Capacity" means the maximum number of
children for whom care can be provided at any given time.
(8)] "Caregiver-to-Child Ratio" means the number of
caregivers responsible for a specific number of children.
(9)] "CCL" means the Child Care Licensing Program
in the Department of Health that is delegated with the
responsibility to enforce the Utah Child Care Licensing Act.
(10)] "Child Care" means continuous care and
supervision of 5 or more qualifying children, that is:
(a) in place of care ordinarily provided by a parent in the parent's home,
(b) for less than 24 hours a day, and
(c) for direct or indirect compensation.
(11)] "Child Care Hours" means the days and times
during which the provider is open for business.
(12)] "Child Care Program" means a person or
business that offers child care.
(13)] "Choking Hazard" means an object or a
removable part on an object with a diameter of less than 1-1/4 inch
and a length of less than 2-1/4 inches that could be caught in a
child's throat blocking their airway and making it difficult or
impossible to breathe.
(14)] "Conditional Status" means that the provider
is at risk of losing their
certificate because compliance with licensing
rules has not been maintained.
(15)] "Covered Individual" means any of the
following individuals involved with a child care facility:
(a) an owner;
(b) an employee;
(c) a caregiver;
(d) a volunteer, except a parent of a child enrolled in the child care program;
(e) an individual age 12 years or older who resides in the facility; and
(f) anyone who has unsupervised contact with a child in care.
(16)] "CPSC" means the Consumer Product Safety
(17)] "Department" means the Utah Department of
(18)] "Designated Play Surface" means any
accessible elevated surface for standing, walking, crawling,
sitting or climbing; or an accessible flat surface at least 2 by 2
inches in size and having an angle less than 30 degrees from
(19)] "Emotional Abuse" means behavior that could
harm a child's emotional development, such as threatening,
intimidating, humiliating, demeaning, criticizing, rejecting, using
profane language, and/or using inappropriate physical
(20)] "Entrapment Hazard" means an opening greater
than 3-1/2 by 6-1/4 inches and less than 9 inches in diameter where
a child's body could fit through but the child's head could
not fit through, potentially causing a child's entrapment and
(21)] "Facility" means a child care program or the
premises approved by the Department to be used for child care.
(22)] "Group" means the children who are supervised
by one or more caregivers in an individual room or in an area
within a room that is defined by furniture or other partition.
(23)] "Group Size" means the number of children in
(24)] "Guest" means an individual who is not a
covered individual and is on the premises with the provider's
(25)] "Health Care Provider" means a licensed
health professional, such as a physician, dentist, nurse
practitioner, or physician's assistant.
(26)] "Homeless" means anyone who lacks a fixed,
regular, and adequate nighttime residence as described in the
McKinney-Vento Act. McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Title
IX, Part A of ESSA)
(27)] "Inaccessible" means out of reach of children
(a) locked, such as in a locked room, cupboard, or drawer;
(b) secured with a child safety device, such as a child safety cupboard lock or doorknob device;
(c) behind a properly secured child safety gate;
(d) located in a cupboard or on a shelf that is at least 36 inches above the floor; or
(e) in a bathroom, at least 36 inches above any surface from where a child could stand or climb.
(28)] "Infant" means a child who is younger than 12
months of age.
(29)] "Infectious Disease" means an illness that is
capable of being spread from one person to another.
(30)] "Involved with Child Care" means to do any of
the following at or for a child care facility certified by the
(a) provide child care;
(b) volunteer at a child care facility;
(c) own, operate, direct, or be employed at a child care facility;
(d) reside at a facility where child care is provided; or
(e) be present at a facility while care is being provided, except for authorized guests or parents who are dropping off a child, picking up a child, or attending a scheduled event at the child care facility.
(31)] "LIS Supported Finding" means background [ screening] information from the Licensing Information System
(LIS) database for child abuse and neglect, maintained by the Utah
Department of Human Services.
(32)] "McKinney-Vento Act" means a federal law that
requires protections and services for children and youth who are
homeless including those with disabilities. McKinney-Vento Homeless
Assistance Act (Title IX, Part A of ESSA)
(33)] "Over-the-Counter Medication" means
medication that can be purchased without a written prescription
including herbal remedies, vitamins, and mineral supplements.
(34)] "Parent" means the parent or legal guardian
of a child in care.
(35)] "Person" means an individual or a business
(36)] "Physical Abuse" means causing nonaccidental
physical harm to a child.
(37)] "Preschooler" means a child age 2 through 4
(38)] "Provider" means the legally responsible
person or business that holds a valid certificate from Child Care
(39)] "Qualifying Child" means:
(a) a child who is younger than 13 years old and is the child of a person other than the child care provider or caregiver,
(b) a child with a disability who is younger than 18 years old and is the child of a person other than the provider or caregiver, or
(c) a child who is younger than 4 years old and is the child of the provider or a caregiver.
(40)] "Residential Child Care" means care that
takes place in a child care provider's home.
(41)] "Related Child" means a child for whom a
provider is the parent, legal guardian, step-parent, grandparent,
step-grandparent, great-grandparent, sibling, step-sibling, aunt,
step-aunt, great-aunt, uncle, step-uncle, or great-uncle.
(42)] "Sanitize" means to use a chemical product to
remove soil and bacteria from a surface or object.
(43)] "School-Age Child" means a child age 5
through 12 years old.
(44)] "Sexual Abuse" means abuse as defined in Utah
Code, Title 76-5-404(1).
(45)] "Sexually Explicit Material" means any
depiction of sexually explicit conduct as defined in Utah Code,
(46)] "Sleeping Equipment" means a cot, mat, crib,
bassinet, porta-crib, playpen, or bed.
(47)] "Stationary Play Equipment" means equipment
such as a climber, slide, swing, merry-go-round, or spring rocker
that is meant to stay in one location when a child uses it.
Stationary play equipment does not include:
(a) a sandbox;
(b) a stationary circular tricycle;
(c) a sensory table; or
(d) a playhouse that sits on the ground or floor and has no attached equipment, such as a slide, swing, or climber.
(48)] "Strangulation Hazard" means something on
which a child's clothes or drawstrings could become caught, or
something in which a child could become entangled such as:
(a) a protruding bolt end that extends more than 2 threads beyond the face of the nut;
(b) hardware that forms a hook or leaves a gap or space between components such as an open S-hook; or
(c) a rope, cord, or chain that is attached to a structure and is long enough to encircle a child's neck.
(49)] "Substitute" means a person who assumes a
caregiver's duties when the caregiver is not present.
(50)] "Toddler" means a child age 12 through 23
(51)] "Unrelated Child" means a child who is not a
"related child" as defined in R430-50-2(41).
(52)] "Unsupervised Contact" means being with,
caring for, communicating with, or touching a child in the absence
of a caregiver or other employee who is at least 18 years old and
has passed a Child Care Licensing background [ screening].
(53)] "Use Zone" means the area beneath and
surrounding a play structure or piece of equipment that is
designated for unrestricted movement around the equipment, and onto
which a child falling from or exiting the equipment could be
expected to land.
(54)] "Volunteer" means an individual who receives
no form of direct or indirect compensation for their service.
(55)] "Working Days" means the days of the week the
Department is open for business.
R430-50-4. Certificate Application, Renewal, Changes, and Variances.
(1) An applicant for a new child care certificate shall submit to the Department:
(a) an online application;
(b) a copy of a current local fire clearance or a statement from the local fire authority that a fire inspection is not required;
(c) a copy of a current local health department kitchen clearance for a facility providing food service or a statement from the local health department that a kitchen inspection is not required;
(d) a copy of a current local business license or a statement from the city that a business license is not required;
(e) a copy of a completed Department health and safety plan form;
(f) CCL background [
screenings] for all covered individuals as required in
(g) a current copy of the Department's new provider training certificate of attendance;
(h) all required fees, which are nonrefundable; and
(i) a signed Affidavit of Lawful Presence form provided by the Department.
(2) The applicant shall pass a Department's inspection of the facility before a new certificate or a renewal is issued.
(3) If the local fire authority states that a fire inspection is not required, a Department's CCL inspection for a new certificate or a renewal of a certificate shall include compliance with the following:
(a) address numbers and/or letters shall be readable from the street;
(b) address numbers and/or letters shall be at least 4 inches in height and 1/2 inch thick;
(c) exit doors shall operate properly and shall be well maintained;
(d) obstructions in exits, aisles, corridors, and stairways shall be removed;
(e) items stored under exit stairs shall be
removed; (f)] there shall be unobstructed fire extinguishers that are
of an X minimum rate and appropriate to the type of hazard,
currently charged and serviced, and mounted not more than 5 feet
above the floor;
(g)] there shall be working smoke detectors that are properly
installed on each level of the building; and
(h)] boiler, mechanical, and electrical panel rooms shall not
be used for storage.
(4) If the local health department states that a kitchen inspection is not required, a Department's CCL inspection for a new certificate or a renewal of a certificate shall include compliance with the following:
(a) the refrigerator shall be clean, in good repair, and working at or below 41 degrees Fahrenheit;
(b) there shall be a working thermometer in the refrigerator;
(c) there shall be a working stem thermometer available to check cook and hot hold temperatures;
(d) cooks shall have a current food handler's permit available on-site for review by the Department;
(e) reusable food holders, utensils, and food preparation surfaces shall be washed, rinsed, and sanitized with an approved sanitizer before each use;
(f) chemicals shall be stored away from food and food service items;
(g) food shall be properly stored, kept to the proper temperature, and in good condition; and
(h) there shall be a working handwashing sink in the kitchen.
(5) If the applicant does not complete the application process within 6 months of first submitting any portion of the application, the Department may deny the application and to be certified, the applicant shall reapply. This includes resubmitting all required documentation, repaying licensing fees, and passing another inspection of the facility.
(6) The Department may deny an application for a certificate if, within the 5 years preceding the application date, the applicant held a license or a certificate that was:
(a) closed under an immediate closure;
(c) closed as a result of a settlement agreement resulting from a notice of intent to revoke, a notice of revocation, or a notice of immediate closure;
(d) voluntarily closed after an inspection of the facility found rule violations that would have resulted in a notice of intent to revoke or a notice of revocation had the provider not closed voluntarily; or
(e) voluntarily closed having unpaid fees or civil money penalties issued by the Department.
(7) Each child care certificate expires at midnight on the last day of the month shown on the certificate, unless the certificate was previously revoked by the Department, or voluntarily closed by the provider.
(8) Within 30 to 90 days before a current certificate expires, the provider shall submit for renewal:
(a) an online renewal request,
(b) applicable renewal fees,
(c) any previous unpaid fees,
(d) a copy of a current business license,
(e) a copy of a current fire inspection report, and
(f) a copy of a current kitchen inspection report.
(9) A provider who fails to renew their certificate by the expiration date may have an additional 30 days to complete the renewal process if they pay a late fee.
(10) The Department may not renew a certificate for a provider who is no longer caring for children.
(11) The provider shall submit a complete application for a new certificate at least 30 days before a change of the child care facility's location.
(12) The provider shall submit a complete application to amend an existing certificate at least 30 days before any of the following changes:
(a) an increase or decrease of capacity, including any change to the amount of usable space where child care is provided;
(b) a change in the name of the program;
(c) a change in the regulation category of the program;
(d) a change in the name of the provider; or
(e) a transfer of business ownership to a spouse or to any other household member.
(13) The Department may amend a certificate after verifying that the applicant is in compliance with all applicable rules and required fees have been paid. The expiration date of the amended certificate remains the same as the previous certificate.
(14) A certificate is not assignable or transferable and shall only be amended by the Department.
(15) If an applicant or provider cannot comply with a rule but can meet the intent of the rule in another way, they may apply for a variance to that rule by submitting a request to the Department.
(16) The Department may:
(a) require additional information before acting on the variance request, and
(b) impose health and safety requirements as a condition of granting a variance.
(17) The provider shall comply with the existing rule until a variance is approved.
(18) If a variance is approved, the provider shall keep a copy of the written approval on-site for review by parents and the Department.
(19) The Department may grant variances for up to 12 months.
(20) The Department may revoke a variance if:
(a) the provider is not meeting the intent of the rule as stated in their approved variance;
(b) the provider fails to comply with the conditions of the variance; or
(c) a change in statute, rule, or case law affects the basis for the variance.
R430-50-5. Rule Violations and Penalties.
(1) The Department may place a program's child care certificate on a conditional status for the following causes:
(a) chronic, ongoing noncompliance with rules;
(b) unpaid fees; or
(c) a serious rule violation that places children's health or safety in immediate jeopardy.
(2) The Department shall establish the length of the conditional status and set the conditions that the child care provider shall satisfy to remove the conditional status.
(3) The Department may increase monitoring of the program that is on conditional status to verify compliance with rules.
(4) The Department may deny or revoke a certificate if the child care provider:
(a) fails to meet the conditions of a certificate on conditional status;
(b) violates the Child Care Licensing Act;
(c) provides false or misleading information to the Department;
(d) misrepresents information by intentionally altering a certificate or any other document issued by the Department;
(e) refuses to allow authorized representatives of the Department access to the facility to ensure compliance with rules;
(f) refuses to submit or make available to the Department any written documentation required to verify compliance with rules;
(g) commits a serious rule violation that results in death or serious harm to a child, or that places a child at risk of death or serious harm; or
(h) has committed an illegal act that would exclude a person from having a certificate.
(5) Within 10 working days of receipt of a revocation notice, the provider shall submit to the Department the names and mailing addresses of the parents of each enrolled child so the Department can notify the parents of the revocation.
(6) The Department may order the immediate closure of a facility if conditions create a clear and present danger to any child in care and may require immediate action to protect their health or safety.
(7) Upon receipt of an immediate closure notice, the provider shall give the Department the names and mailing addresses of the parents of each enrolled child so the Department can notify the parents of the immediate closure.
(8) If there is a severe injury or the death of a child in care, the Department may order the child care provider to suspend services and/or prohibit new enrollments, pending a review by the Child Fatality Review Committee or a determination of the probable cause of death or injury by a medical professional.
(9) If a person is providing care for more than 4 unrelated children without the appropriate certificate, the Department may:
(a) issue a cease and desist order, or
(b) allow the person to continue operation if:
(i) the person was unaware of the need for a certificate or a license,
(ii) conditions do not create a clear and present danger to the children in care, and
(iii) the person agrees to apply for the appropriate certificate or license within 30 calendar days of notification by the Department.
(10) If a person providing care without the appropriate certificate agrees to apply for a certificate but does not submit an application and all required application documents within 30 days, the Department may issue a cease and desist order.
(11) A violation of any rule is punishable by an administrative civil money penalty of up to $5,000 per day as provided in Utah Code, Section 26-39-601.
(12) Assessment of any civil money penalty does not prevent the Department from also taking action to deny, place on conditional status, revoke, immediately close, or refuse to renew a certificate.
(13) Assessment of any administrative civil money penalty under this section does not prevent court-ordered or other equitable remedies.
(14) The Department may deny an
application or revoke a certificate for failure to pay any required
fees, including fees for applications, late fees, returned checks,
certificate changes, additional inspections, conditional monitoring
inspections, background [
screenings], civil money penalties, and other fees assessed by
(15) An applicant or provider may appeal
any Department decision within [
30] days of being informed
of the decision.
R430-50-6. Administration and Children's Records.
(1) The provider shall:
(a) be at least 18 years of age;
(b) pass a CCL background [
(c) demonstrate lawful presence in the United States;
(d) complete the new provider training offered by the Department; and
(e) complete at least 10 hours of child care training each year, based on the facility's certificate date.
(2) The provider shall not engage in or allow conduct that endangers children in care; or is contrary to the health, morals, welfare, and safety of the public.
(3) The provider shall have knowledge of and comply with all federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and rules, and shall be responsible for the operation and management of a child care program.
(4) The provider shall comply with licensing rules at all times when a child in care is present.
(5) The provider shall post the original child care certificate on the facility premises in a place readily visible and accessible to the public.
(6) The provider shall post a copy of the Department's Parent Guide at the facility for parent review during business hours, or give each parent a copy of the guide at enrollment.
(7) The provider shall inform parents and the Department of any changes to the program's telephone number and other contact information within 48 hours of the change.
(8) The provider shall establish, follow, and ensure that all staff and volunteers follow a written health and safety plan that is:
(a) completed on the Department's required form;
(b) submitted to the Department for initial approval and any time changes are made to the plan;
(c) reviewed and updated as needed;
(d) signed and dated at least annually; and
(e) available for review by parents, staff, and the Department during business hours.
(9)] The provider shall ensure that each parent completes an
admission and health assessment form for their child before the
child is admitted into the child care program.
(10)] The admission and health assessment form shall include
the following information:
(a) child's name;
(b) child's date of birth;
(c) parent's name, address, and phone number, including a daytime phone number;
(d) names of people authorized by the parent to pick up the child;
(e) name, address, and phone number of a person to be contacted in case of an emergency if the provider is unable to contact the parent;
(f) if available, the name, address, and phone number of an out-of-area emergency contact person for the child;
(g) current emergency medical treatment and emergency transportation releases with the parent's signature;
(h) any known allergies of the child;
(i) any known food sensitivities of the child;
(j) any chronic medical conditions that the child may have;
(k) instructions for special or nonroutine daily health care of the child;
(l) current ongoing medications that the child may be taking; and
(m) any other special health instructions for the caregiver.
(11)] The admission and health assessment form shall:
(a) be reviewed, updated, and signed or initialed by the parent at least annually; and
(b) kept on-site for review by the Department.
(12)] Before admitting any child younger than 5 years of age
into the child care program, including the provider's and
employees' own children, the provider shall obtain the
following documentation from the child's parent:
(a) current immunizations, as required by Utah law;
(b) a medical schedule to receive required immunizations;
(c) a legal exemption; or
(d) a 90-day exemption for children who are homeless.
(13)] For each child younger than 5 years of age, including
the provider's and employees' own children, the provider
shall keep their current immunization records on-site for review by
(14)] The provider shall submit the annual immunization
report to the Immunization Program in the Utah Department of Health
by the date specified by the Department.
(15)] Each child's information shall be kept confidential
and shall not be released without written parental permission.
R430-50-7. Personnel and Training Requirements.
(1) The provider shall [
train and supervise] employees and volunteers [ to ensure that they are qualified] to:
(a) meet the needs of the children as required by rule, and
(b) be in compliance with all licensing rules.
(2) Each week, the provider shall be present at the home at least 50% of the time that any child is in care; and whenever a child is in care, the provider, a caregiver who is at least 18 years old, or a substitute with authority to act on behalf of the provider shall be present.
(3) Caregivers shall:
(a) be at least 18 years old;
(b) pass a CCL background [
(c) receive at least 2.5 hours of preservice training before beginning job duties;
(d) have knowledge of and follow all applicable laws and rules; and
(e) complete at least 10 hours of child care training each year, based on the facility's certificate date.
(4) Substitutes shall:
(a) be at least 18 years old;
(b) pass a CCL background [
(c) be capable of providing care, supervising children, and handling emergencies in the provider's absence;
(d) receive at least 2.5 hours of preservice training before beginning job duties; and
(e) complete at least 1/2 hour of child care training for each month they work 40 hours or more.
(5) All other employees such as drivers, cooks, and clerks shall:
(a) pass a CCL background [
(b) receive at least 2.5 hours of
preservice training before beginning job duties,[
(c) have knowledge of and follow all
applicable laws and rules[
(6) Volunteers shall:
(a) pass a CCL background [
(b) not have unsupervised contact with any child in care if the volunteer is younger than 18 years of age.
(a) shall not have unsupervised contact with any child in care, and
(b) are not required to pass a CCL
screening] when they remain in the home for not more than 2
(8) Any individual who stays in the home
for more than 2 weeks shall be considered a household member and
shall be required to pass a CCL background [
(9) Parents of children in care:
(a) shall not have unsupervised contact with any child in care except their own, and
(b) do not need a CCL background [
screening] unless involved with child care in the facility.
(10) Household members who are:
(a) 12 to 17 years old shall pass a CCL
(b) 18 years of age or older shall pass a
CCL background [
screening] that includes fingerprints; and
(c) younger than 18 years of age shall not have unsupervised contact with any child in care including during offsite activities and transportation.
(11) Individuals who provide IEP or IFSP services such as physical, occupational, or speech therapists:
(a) are not required to have a CCL
screening] as long as the child's parent has given permission
for services to take place at the facility, and
(b) shall provide proper identification before having access to the facility or a child at the facility.
(12) Members from law enforcement or from Child Protective Services:
(a) are not required to have a CCL
(b) shall provide proper identification before having access to the facility or a child at the facility.
(13) Preservice training shall include the following:
(a) job description and duties;
(b) current Department rule sections R430-50-7 through 24;
(c) the Department-approved health and safety plan that includes preparing for and responding to emergencies;
(d) prevention, signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, including child sexual abuse, and legal reporting requirements;
(e) prevention of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma, and coping with crying babies;
(f) prevention of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and the use of safe sleeping practices;
(g) recognizing the signs of homelessness and available assistance;
(h) a review of the information in each child's health assessment; and
(i) an introduction and orientation to the children in care.
(14) Annual child care training shall include the following topics:
(a) current Department rule sections R430-50-7 through 24;
(b) the Department-approved health and safety plan that includes preparing for and responding to emergencies;
(c) the prevention, signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, including child sexual abuse, and legal reporting requirements;
(d) principles of child growth and development, including brain development;
(e) positive guidance and interactions with children;
(f) prevention of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma, and coping with crying babies;
(g) prevention of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and use of safe sleeping practices; and
(h) recognizing the signs of homelessness and available assistance.
(15) At least 5 of the 10 hours of annual child care training shall be face-to-face instruction.
(16) Documentation of each individual's annual child care training shall be kept on-site for review by the Department and include the following:
(a) training topic,
(b) date of the training,
(c) whether the training was face-to-face or non-face-to-face instruction,
(d) name of the person or organization that presented the training, and
(e) total hours or minutes of training.
(17) At least one staff member with a current Red Cross, American Heart Association, or equivalent first aid and infant/child CPR certification shall be present when children are in care:
(a) at the facility,
(b) in each vehicle transporting children, and
(c) at each offsite activity.
(18) CPR certification shall include hands-on testing.
(19) The following records for each covered individual
shall be kept on-site for review by the Department: (a) a copy of the current background screening card
issued by the Department; and (b) a current first aid and CPR certification, if required
R430-50-8. Background [
(1) The provider shall ensure that an online CCL background
screening form is submitted within 10 working days from
when: (a) a new covered individual becomes involved with the
program, (b) a new covered individual age 12 years or older begins
living in the facility, and (c) a child who resides in the facility turns 12 years
(2)] [ Unless an exception is granted in rule, t]he provider shall ensure that a CCL background [ screening] for each individual age 18 years or older includes
fingerprints and fingerprints fees.
(3)] The fingerprints shall be prepared by a local law
enforcement agency or an agency approved by local law
(4)] If fingerprints are submitted through Live Scan
(electronically), the agency taking the fingerprints shall follow
the Department's guidelines.
(5) Fingerprints are not required if: (a) the covered individual has resided in Utah
continuously for the past 5 years, or since the individual's
18th birthday and will only be involved with child care in a
program that was licensed or certified prior to 1 July 2013;
or (b) the covered individual has previously submitted
fingerprints to the Department under this section for a national
criminal history record check and has resided in Utah continuously
since that time.]
(6)] Background [ screenings] are valid for 1 year and shall be renewed before the
last day of the month listed on the covered individual's
background [ screening] card.
(7)] At least 2 weeks before the end of the
month that is written on a covered individual's
background [ screening] card, the provider shall:
(a) have the individual submit an online
CCL background [
(b) authorize the individual's
(c) pay all required fees.
(8) Regardless of any exception in rule, if an in-state
criminal background screening indicates that a covered individual
age 18 years or older has a background finding, the Department may
require that individual to submit fingerprints and fees in order
for the Department to conduct a national criminal background
screening for that individual.
](9) The following background findings shall deny a covered individual from being involved with child care:
(a) LIS supported findings,
(b) the individual's name appears on the Utah or national sex offender registry,
(c) any felony convictions,
(d) any Misdemeanor A convictions, or
(e) Misdemeanor B and C convictions for the reasons listed in R430-50-8(10).
(10) The following convictions, regardless
of severity, may result in a background [
(a) unlawful sale or furnishing alcohol to minors;
(b) sexual enticing of a minor;
(c) cruelty to animals, including dogfighting;
(e) lewdness, including lewdness involving a child;
(g) providing dangerous weapons to a minor;
(h) a parent providing a firearm to a violent minor;
(i) a parent knowing of a minor's possession of a dangerous weapon;
(j) sales of firearms to juveniles;
(k) pornographic material or performance;
(l) sexual solicitation;
(m) prostitution and related crimes;
(n) contributing to the delinquency of a minor;
(o) any crime against a person;
(p) a sexual exploitation act;
(q) leaving a child unattended in a vehicle; and
(r) driving under the influence (DUI) while a child is present in the vehicle.
(11) A covered individual with a Class A misdemeanor background finding not listed in R430-50-8(10) may be involved with child care when:
(a) 10 or more years have passed since the Class A misdemeanor offense, and
(b) there is no other conviction for the individual in the past 10 years.
(12) A covered individual with a Class A misdemeanor background finding not listed in R430-50-8(10) may be involved with child care for up to 6 months if:
(a) 5 to 9 years have passed since the offense,
(b) there is no other conviction since the Class A misdemeanor offense,
(c) the individual provides to the Department documentation of an active petition for expungement, and
(d) the provider ensures that the individual does not have unsupervised contact with any child in care.
(13) If a petition for expungement is denied, the covered individual shall no longer be involved with child care.
(14) A covered individual shall not be
denied if the only background finding is a conviction or plea of no
contest to a nonviolent drug offense that occurred 10 or more years
before the CCL background [
screening] was conducted.
(15) The Department may rely on the
criminal background [
screening] findings as conclusive evidence of the arrest warrant,
arrest, charge, or conviction; and the Department may revoke,
suspend, or deny a certificate or employment based on that
(16) If the provider has a background [
screening] denial, the Department may suspend or deny their
certificate until the reason for the denial is resolved.
(17) If a covered individual [
has a background screening denial],
the [ Department may] prohibit that individual from being employed
by the child care program or residing at the facility until the
reason for the denial is resolved.
(18) If a covered individual is denied a
certificate or employment based upon the criminal background [
screening] and disagrees with the information provided by the
Department of Public Safety, the covered individual may appeal the
information as provided in Utah Code, Sections 77-18-10 through
77-18-14 and 77-18a-1.
(19) If a covered individual disagrees with a supported finding on the Department of Human Services Licensing Information System (LIS):
(a) the individual cannot appeal the supported finding to the Department of Health, and
(b) the covered individual may appeal the finding to the Department of Human Services and follow the process established by the Department of Human Services.
(20) Within 48 hours of becoming aware of a covered individual's arrest warrant, felony or misdemeanor arrest, charge, conviction, or supported LIS finding, the provider and the covered individual shall notify the Department. Failure to notify the Department within 48 hours may result in disciplinary action, including revocation of the certificate.
(21) The Executive Director of the
Department of Health may overturn a background [
screening] denial [ under the following conditions: (a) the background finding is not a felony, and (b) ] the Executive Director determines that the nature of
the background finding or mitigating circumstances do not pose a
risk to children.
R430-50-13. Child Safety and Injury Prevention.
(1) The building, outdoor area, toys, and equipment shall be used in a safe manner and as intended by the manufacturer to prevent injury to children.
(2) Harmful objects and hazards, such as the following,
shall be inaccessible to children: (a) poisonous and harmful plants; (b) sharp objects, edges, corners, or points that could
cut or puncture skin; (c) for children younger than 3 years of age, choking
hazards; (d) strangulation hazards such as ropes, cords, chains,
and wires attached to a structure and long enough to encircle a
child's neck; (e) tripping hazards such as unsecured flooring, rugs
with curled edges, or cords in walkways; (f) for children younger than 5 years of age, empty
plastic bags large enough for a child's head to fit inside,
latex gloves, and balloons; and (g) standing water that is 2 inches or deeper and 5 by 5
inches or greater in diameter.]
(3)] Toxic or hazardous chemicals such as cleaners,
insecticides, lawn products, and flammable materials shall be:
(a) inaccessible to children,
(b) used according to manufacturer instructions, and
(c) stored in containers labeled with their contents.
(4)] Items and substances that could burn a child or start a
fire shall be inaccessible, such as:
(a) matches or cigarette lighters;
(b) open flames;
(c) hot wax or other substances; and
(d) when in use, portable space heaters, wood burning stoves, and fireplaces of all types.
(5)] Children shall be protected from items that cause
electrical shock such as:
(a) live electrical wires; and
(b) for children younger than 5 years of age, electrical outlets and surge protectors without protective caps or safety devices when not in use.
(6)] Unless used and stored in compliance with the Utah
Concealed Weapons Act or as otherwise allowed by law, firearms such
as guns, muzzles loaders, rifles, shotguns, hand guns, pistols, and
automatic guns shall:
(a) be locked in a cabinet or area with a key, combination lock, or fingerprint lock; and
(b) stored unloaded and separate from ammunition.
(7)] Weapons such as paintball guns, BB guns, airsoft guns,
sling shots, arrows, and mace shall be inaccessible to
(8)] Alcohol, illegal substances, and sexually explicit
material shall be inaccessible, and shall not be used on the
premises, during offsite activities, or in program vehicles any
time a child is in care.
(9)] An outdoor source of drinking water, such as
individually labeled water bottles, a pitcher of water and
individual cups, or a working water fountain shall be available to
each child whenever the outside temperature is 75 degrees or
(10)] Areas accessible to children shall be free of heavy or
unstable objects that children could pull down on themselves, such
as furniture, unsecured televisions, and standing ladders.
(11)] Hot water accessible to children shall not exceed 120
(12)] Highchairs shall have T-shaped safety straps or devices
that are used whenever a child is in the chair.
(13)] Infant walkers with wheels shall be inaccessible to
(14)] In compliance with the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act,
tobacco, e-cigarettes, e-juice, e-liquids, and similar products
shall be inaccessible and not used:
(a) in the facility or any other building when a child is in care,
(b) in any vehicle that is being used to transport a child in care,
(c) within 25 feet of any entrance to the facility or other building occupied by a child in care, or
(d) in any outdoor area or within 25 feet of any outdoor area occupied by a child in care.
R430-50-14. Emergency Preparedness and Response.
(1) The provider shall post the home's street address and emergency numbers, including ambulance, fire, police, and poison control, near a telephone in the home or in an area clearly visible to anyone needing the information.
(2) The provider shall conduct fire evacuation drills at least once every 6 months. Drills shall include a complete exit of all children, staff, and volunteers from the home.
(3) The provider shall conduct drills for disasters other than fires at least once every 12 months.
(4) The provider shall vary the days and times on which fire and other disaster drills are held.
(5) In case of an emergency or disaster, the provider and all employees shall follow procedures as outlined in the facility's health and safety plan .
(6) If the provider must leave the premises due to an emergency, the provider may use an emergency substitute who was not named in the facility's health and safety plan.
(7) The emergency substitute:
(a) shall be at least 18 years old;
(b) is not required to have a CCL
(c) is not required to meet the training, first aid, and CPR requirements of this rule.
(8) Before the provider may leave the children in the care of the emergency substitute, the provider shall first obtain a signed, written statement from the individual that they:
(a) have not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor;
(b) do not have a substantiated background finding; and
(c) are not being investigated for abuse or neglect by any federal, state, or local government agency.
(9) The emergency substitute's written background statement shall be submitted to the Department for review within 5 working days after the occurrence.
(10) During the term of the emergency, the emergency substitute may be counted in the caregiver-to-child ratio.
(11) The provider shall make reasonable efforts to minimize the time that the emergency substitute has unsupervised contact with the children in care, and the amount of time shall not be more than 24 hours per emergency incident.
(12) The provider shall give parents a written report of every serious incident, accident, or injury involving their child:
(a) The caregivers involved, the provider, and the person picking up the child shall sign the report on the day of occurrence.
(b) If school-age children sign themselves out of the facility, a copy of the report shall be sent to the parent on the day following the occurrence.
(13) If a child is injured and the injury appears serious but not life-threatening, the child's parent shall be contacted immediately.
(14) In the case of a life-threatening injury to a child, or an injury that poses a threat of the loss of vision, hearing, or a limb:
(a) emergency personnel shall be called immediately;
(b) after emergency personnel are called, then the parent shall be contacted;
(c) if the parent cannot be reached, staff shall try to contact the child's emergency contact person.
(15) If a child is injured while in care and receives medical attention, or for a child fatality, the provider shall:
(a) submit a completed accident report form to the Department within the next business day of the incident; or
(b) contact the Department within the next business day and submit a completed accident report form within 5 business days of the incident.
R430-50-15. Health and Infection Control.
(1) The building, furnishings, equipment, and outdoor area shall be kept clean and sanitary including:
ceilings, ]walls, and flooring shall be clean and
free of spills, dirt, and grime;
(b) areas and equipment used for the storage, preparation, and service of food shall be clean and sanitary;
(c) surfaces used by children shall be free of rotting food or a build-up of food;
(d) the building and grounds shall be free of a build-up of litter, trash, and garbage; and
(e) the facility shall be free of animal feces.
(2) The provider shall take safe and effective measures to prevent and eliminate the presence of insects, rodents, and other pests.
(3) All toys and materials including those used by infants and toddlers shall be cleaned:
(a) at least weekly or more often if needed,
(b) after being put in a child's mouth and before another child plays with the toy, and
(c) after being contaminated by a body fluid.
(4) Fabric toys and items such as stuffed
animals, cloth dolls, pillow[
s], and dress-up clothes shall be machine washable and
washed weekly, and as needed.
(5) Highchair trays shall be cleaned and sanitized before each use.
(6) Water play tables or tubs shall be cleaned and sanitized daily, if used by the children.
(7) Bathroom surfaces including toilets, sinks, faucets, and counters shall be cleaned and sanitized each day.
(8) Potty chairs shall be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
(9) Toilet paper shall be accessible to children and kept in a dispenser.
(10) Only single-use paper towels or individually labeled cloth towels shall be used to dry a child's hands.
(11) If cloth towels are used, they shall not be shared by children, caregivers, or volunteers.
(12) Staff and volunteers shall wash their hands thoroughly with soap and running water at required times including:
(a) before handling or preparing food or bottles,
(b) before and after eating meals and snacks or feeding a child,
(c) after using the toilet or helping a child use the toilet,
(d) after contact with a body fluid,
(e) when coming in from outdoors, and
(f) after cleaning up or taking out garbage.
(13) Caregivers shall teach children how to wash their hands thoroughly and shall oversee handwashing whenever possible.
(14) The provider shall ensure that children wash their hands thoroughly with soap and running water at required times including:
(a) before and after eating meals and snacks,
(b) after using the toilet,
(c) after contact with a body fluid,
(d) before using a water play table or tub, and
(e) when coming in from outdoors.
(15) Personal hygiene items, such as toothbrushes, combs, and hair accessories, shall not be shared and shall be stored so they do not touch each other, or they shall be sanitized between each use.
(16) A child's clothing shall be promptly changed if the child has a toileting accident.
(17) Staff shall take precautions when cleaning floors, furniture, and other surfaces contaminated by blood, urine, feces, and vomit. Except for diaper changes and toileting accidents, staff shall:
(a) wear waterproof gloves;
(b) clean the surface using a detergent solution;
(c) rinse the surface with clean water;
(d) sanitize the surface;
(e) throw away in a leakproof plastic bag the disposable materials, such as paper towels, that were used to clean up the body fluid;
(f) wash and sanitize any nondisposable materials used to clean up the body fluid, such as cleaning cloths, mops, or reusable rubber gloves, before reusing them; and
(g) wash their hands after cleaning up the body fluid.
(18) A child who becomes ill with an infectious disease while in care shall be made comfortable in a safe, supervised area that is separated from the other children.
(19) If a child becomes ill while in care, the provider shall contact the child's parent as soon as the illness is observed or suspected.
(20) The parents of every child in care shall be informed when any child, employee, or person in the home has an infectious disease or parasite. Parents shall be notified on the day the illness is discovered.
(21) When any child or employee has an infectious disease, an unusual or serious illness, or a sudden onset of an illness, the provider shall notify the local health department on the day the illness is discovered.
(1) The provider shall offer daily activities that support each child's healthy physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development.
(2) Physical development activities shall include light, moderate, and vigorous physical activity for a daily total of at least 15 minutes for every 2 hours children spend in the program.
(3) Toys, materials, and equipment needed to support children's healthy development shall be available to the children.
(4) Except for occasional special events, children's screen time on media such as television, cell phones, tablets, and computers shall:
(a) not be allowed for children 0 to 17 months old;
(b) be limited for children 18 months to 4 years old to 1 hour per day, or 5 hours per week with a maximum screen time of 2 hours per activity; and
(c) be [
part of a media plan that addresses] the needs of children 5 to 12 years
(5) If swimming activities are offered or if wading pools are used:
(a) the provider shall obtain parental permission before each child in care uses the pool;
(b) caregivers shall stay at the pool supervising whenever a child is in the pool or has access to the pool, and whenever a wading pool has water in it;
(c) diapered children shall wear swim diapers whenever they are in the pool;
(d) wading pools shall be emptied and sanitized after use by each group of children;
(e) if the pool is over 4 feet deep, there shall be a lifeguard on duty who is certified by the Red Cross or other approved certification program any time children have access to the pool; and
(f) lifeguards and pool personnel shall not count toward the caregiver-to-child ratio.
(6) If offsite activities are offered:
(a) the provider shall obtain written parental consent before each activity;
(b) the required caregiver-to-child ratio and supervision shall be maintained during the entire activity;
a ]first aid [ kit]
(d) children's names shall not be used on nametags, t-shirts, or in other visible ways; and
(e) there shall be a way for caregivers and children to wash their hands with soap and water, or if there is no source of running water, caregivers and children shall clean their hands with wet wipes and hand sanitizer.
(7) On every offsite activity, caregivers shall take the written emergency information and releases for each child in the group.
R430-50-19. Play Equipment.
(1) The provider shall ensure that children using play equipment use it safely and in the manner intended by the manufacturer.
(2) There shall be no entrapment hazards on or within the use zone of any piece of stationary play equipment.
(3) There shall be no strangulation hazards on or within the use zone of any piece of stationary play equipment.
(4) There shall be no crush, shearing, or sharp edge hazards on or within the use zone of any piece of stationary play equipment.
(5) There shall be no tripping hazards such as concrete footings, tree stumps, tree roots, or rocks within the use zone of any piece of stationary play equipment.
(6) There shall be no heavy metal swings, such as
animal-shaped swings, accessible to children. (7)] Cushioning for stationary play equipment shall cover the
entire surface of each required use zone.
(8)] If ASTM cushioning is used, the provider shall keep
on-site for review by the Department the documentation from the
manufacturer that the material meets ASTM Specification F1292.
(9)] Stationary play equipment with a designated play surface
that measures 6 inches or higher shall not be placed on a hard
surface such as concrete, asphalt, dirt, or the bare floor, but may
be placed on grass or other cushioning.
(10)] Except for trampolines, stationary play equipment that
is 18 inches or higher shall:
(a) have a 3-foot use zone that is free of hard objects or surfaces and that extends from the outermost edge of the equipment; and
(b) be stable and securely anchored.
(11)] A trampoline shall be considered accessible to children
in care unless the trampoline:
(a) is enclosed behind at least a 3-foot high, locked fence or barrier;
(b) has no jumping mat;
(c) is placed upside down, or
(d) is enclosed within at least a 6-foot-high safety net that is locked.
(12)] An accessible trampoline without a safety net enclosure
shall be placed at least 6 feet away from any structure or object
onto which a child could fall, including play equipment, trees, and
(13)] An accessible trampoline with a safety net enclosure
shall be place at least 3 feet away from any structure or object
onto which a child could fall, including play equipment, trees, and
fences if the net:
(a) is properly installed and used as specified by the manufacturer,
(b) is in good repair, and
(c) is at least 6 feet tall.
(14)] An accessible trampoline shall be placed over grass,
6-inch-deep cushioning, or ASTM-approved cushioning. Cushioning
shall extend at least 6 feet from the outermost edge of the
trampoline frame, or at least 3 feet from the outermost edge of the
trampoline frame if a net is used as specified in R430-50-19([ 13]).
(15)] There shall be no ladders or other objects within the
use zone of an accessible trampoline that a child could use to
climb on the trampoline.
(16)] An accessible trampoline shall have shock-absorbing
pads that completely cover its springs, hooks, and frame.
(17)] Before a child in care uses a trampoline, the
child's parent shall sign a Department-approved permission form
that the provider keeps on-site for review by the Department.
(18)] When a trampoline is being used by a child in care:
(a) a caregiver shall be at the trampoline supervising,
(b) only one person at a time shall use a trampoline,
(c) no child in care shall be allowed to
do somersaults or flips on the trampoline,[
(d) no one shall be allowed to play under
the trampoline when it is in use[
If transportation services are offered:
(1) For each child being transported, the provider shall have a transportation permission form:
(a) signed by the parent, and
(b) on-site for review by the Department.
(2) Each vehicle used for transporting children shall:
(a) be enclosed with a roof or top,
(b) be equipped with safety restraints,
(c) have a current vehicle registration,
(d) be maintained in a safe and clean condition,
(e) contain [
a ]first aid [ kit,]
[ and (f) contain a body fluid clean up kit.]
(3) The safety restraints in each vehicle that transports children shall:
(a) be appropriate for the age and size of each child who is transported, as required by Utah law;
(b) be properly installed; and
(c) be in safe condition and working order.
(4) The driver of each vehicle who is transporting children shall:
(a) be at least 18 years old;
(b) have and carry with them a current, valid driver's license for the type of vehicle being driven;
(c) have with them the written emergency contact information for each child being transported;
(d) ensure that each child being transported is in an individual safety restraint that is used according to Utah law;
(e) ensure that the inside vehicle temperature is between 60-85 degrees Fahrenheit;
(f) never leave a child in the vehicle unattended by an adult;
(g) ensure that children stay seated while the vehicle is moving;
(h) never leave the keys in the ignition when not in the driver's seat; and
(i) ensure that the vehicle is locked during transport.
(5) When the provider walks or uses public transportation to transport children to or from the facility, the provider shall ensure that:
(a) each child being transported has a completed transportation permission form signed by their parent,
(b) a caregiver goes with the children and actively supervises them,
(c) the caregiver-to-child ratio is maintained, and
(d) caregivers take each child's written emergency contact information and releases with them.
(1) The provider shall inform parents of the kinds of animals allowed at the facility.
(2) There shall be no animal on the premises that:
(a) is naturally aggressive;
(b) has a history of dangerous, attacking, or aggressive behavior; or
(c) has a history of biting even one person.
(3) Animals at the facility shall be clean and free of obvious disease or health problems that could adversely affect children.
(4) There shall be no animal or animal equipment in food preparation or eating areas during food preparation or eating times.
(5) Children younger than 5 years of age shall not assist with the cleaning of animals or animal cages, pens, or equipment.
(6) If school-age children help in the cleaning of animals or animal equipment, the children shall wash their hands immediately after cleaning the animal or equipment.
(7) Children and staff shall wash their
hands immediately after playing with or touching [
animals, including ]reptiles and amphibians.
(8) Dogs, cats, and ferrets that are housed at the facility shall have current rabies vaccinations.
(9) The provider shall keep current animal vaccination records on-site for review by the Department.
R430-50-24. Infant and Toddler Care.
If the provider cares for infants or toddlers:
(1) Each awake infant and toddler shall receive positive physical and verbal interaction with a caregiver at least once every 20 minutes.
(2) To stimulate their healthy development, the provider shall ensure that infants receive daily interactions with adults; including on the ground interaction and closely supervised time spent in the prone position for infants younger than 6 months of age.
(3) Caregivers shall respond promptly to infants and toddlers who are in emotional distress due to conditions such as hunger, fatigue, a wet or soiled diaper, fear, teething, or illness.
(4) For their healthy development, safe toys shall be available for infants and toddlers. There shall be enough toys accessible to each infant and toddler in the group to engage in play.
(5) Mobile infants and toddlers shall have freedom of movement in a safe area.
(6) An awake infant or toddler shall not be confined for more than 30 minutes in any piece of equipment, such as a swing, high chair, crib, playpen, or other similar piece of equipment.
(7) Only one infant or toddler shall occupy any one piece of equipment at any time, unless the equipment has individual seats for more than one child.
(8) Infants and toddlers shall not have access to objects made of styrofoam.
(9) Each infant and toddler shall be allowed to eat and sleep on their own schedule.
(10) Baby food, formula, or breast milk that is brought from home for an individual child's use shall be:
(a) labeled with the child's name;
(b) kept refrigerated if needed; and
(c) discarded within 24 hours of preparation or opening, except for unprepared powdered formula or dry food.
(11) If an infant is unable to sit upright and hold their own bottle, a caregiver shall hold the infant during bottle feeding. Bottles shall not be propped.
(12) The caregiver shall swirl and test warm bottles for temperature before feeding to children.
(13) Formula and milk, including breast milk, shall be discarded after feeding or within 2 hours of starting a feeding.
(14) Caregivers shall cut solid foods for infants into pieces no larger than 1/4 inch in diameter, and shall cut solid foods for toddlers into pieces no larger than 1/2 inch in diameter.
(15) Infants shall sleep in equipment designed for sleep such as a crib, bassinet, porta-crib or play pen. An infant shall not be placed to sleep on a mat, cot, pillow, bouncer, swing, car seat, or other similar piece of equipment unless the provider has written permission from the infant's parent.
(16) Infants shall be placed on their backs for sleeping unless there is documentation from a health care provider requiring a different sleep position.
KEY: child care facilities, residential certification
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
December 28, 2017]
Notice of Continuation: May 29, 2013
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 26-39
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