5101:2-12-15.3 Smoke free environment for licensed child care centers.

(A) The center shall provide for a smoke free environment for the children and adhere to the following requirements.

(1) Smoking shall only be allowed on the premises of the center during its hours of operation if persons who are smoking cannot be seen by the children and if they smoke in either of the following.

(a) An indoor area that is separately ventilated from the rest of the center. "Separately ventilated" means stand alone ventilation, separate from the building's heating and cooling source.

(b) An outdoor area that is so far removed from the children being cared for that the children cannot inhale any smoke.

(2) If smoking is permitted in the center during hours that the center is not operating, the administrator shall provide written notice to the parent, custodian, or guardian of each child enrolled that smoking occurs at the center outside of center operating hours.

(3) The administrator shall post in a conspicuous place at the main entrance of the center, a notice stating that smoking is prohibited.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/03/2010 and 02/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.011
Rule Amplifies: 5104.011, 5104.015
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/81, 6/1/84, 9/1/86, 1/2/92 (Emer), 4/1/92, 4/1/03, 9/1/05, 1/1/07