5101:2-12-27 Training in first aid, CPR, management of communicable disease and child abuse prevention for staff in licensed child care centers.

(A) The child care center shall have in all center buildings and readily accessible during all operating hours at least one child care staff member for each of the following trainings who has successfully completed current and valid training in:

(1) First aid,

(2) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) appropriate for all age groups that the center is licensed to serve,

(3) Management of communicable disease.

(4) Child abuse recognition and prevention.

Child care staff members trained in these areas may be four separate persons. Training in these areas may not be taken through electronic media presentation unless approved the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS).

(B) The training in first aid shall be appropriate for child care staff and shall:

(1) Be at least six hours in length and follow a curriculum approved by (ODJFS) in collaboration with the Ohio department of health; or

(2) Be for the length of time required by an approved health organization and follow guidelines and curriculum of a first aid course designed for child care staff by a health organization approved by (ODJFS); and

(3) Be valid for three years or the number of years indicated on the card or form received from the approved health organization.

(C) This first aid training shall be updated by either completion of the full training or completion of a review training .

(D) The first aid trainer shall be one of the following:

(1) An authorized trainer for an approved health organization.

(2) A licensed physician or registered nurse.

(3) An emergency medical service instructor.

(E) The CPR training, if taken separately from first aid, shall meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Be for the length of time required by an approved health organization.

(2) Follow a curriculum of an approved health organization.

(3) Be valid for the number of years indicated on the card or form received from the health organization.

(4) Be appropriate for all age groups the center is licensed to serve.

(F) The CPR trainer shall be an authorized trainer for a health organization approved by (ODJFS).

(G) The training in management of communicable disease shall:

(1) Be at least six hours in length and follow a curriculum approved by (ODJFS); or

(2) Follow guidelines and curriculum or a management of communicable disease course designed for child care staff by a health organization approved by (ODJFS); and

(3) Be valid for three years.

(H) This management of communicable disease training shall be updated by either completion of the full training or completion of a three hour review training.

(I) The management of communicable disease trainer shall be one of the following:

(1) An authorized communicable disease trainer for a health organization approved by (ODJFS); or

(2) A licensed physician or registered nurse.

(J) The training in child abuse recognition and prevention shall follow a curriculum approved by (ODJFS) and shall:

(1) Be at least six hours; and

(2) Be valid for three years; and

(3) Include all of the following curriculum areas:

(a) Ohio law and rules pertaining to child abuse and neglect, including definitions, reporting and confidentiality requirements and the requirement to report suspected abuse or neglect by child care staff members if observed or suspected;

(b) Physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse and neglect;

(c) Details on reporting, including penalty, immunity and how and to whom to report;

(d) The investigatory role of the children's protective services agency;

(e) The sharing of information and the role of law enforcement, licensing, and the courts in reports of child abuse and neglect;

(f) Helping families who have occurrences of abuse or neglect;

(g) Prevention of child abuse and neglect in the center, including: staff supervision and training, policies and procedures and appropriate discipline.

(K) This child abuse prevention training shall be updated by either completion of the full training or completion of a three hour review training.

(L) The child abuse prevention trainer shall be one of the following:

(1) An authorized trainer for a public children services agency or a child abuse prevention trainer approved by (ODJFS); or

(2) A person with at least an associates degree in social work, child development or related field from an accredited college and two years of experience professionally assessing child abuse and neglect or providing counseling to abused children or training others in child abuse prevention or the combination of experience and training; or

(3) A licensed physician or registered nurse with two years of experience professionally assessing child abuse and neglect or providing counseling to abused children or training others in child abuse prevention or the combination of experience and training.

(M) Documentation of training in first aid, CPR, management of communicable disease and child abuse prevention shall be kept on file at the center for review by (ODJFS). The following shall be documentation that training has been completed:

(1) A completed JFS 01307 "Inservice Training" (rev. 7/2010) signed and dated by the trainer; or

(2) A verification card or form from a health organization approved by (ODJFS) that specifies the name of the trainer, the date of the training, the subject content/title of the training, the number of hours of the training and the expiration date of the training.

(N) The review training for first aid, CPR, management of communicable disease and child abuse prevention shall:

(1) Include all specific topics of the approved curriculums.

(2) Be at least three hours in length or the length of time required by an approved health organization.

(O) Completion of the full training shall be verified by (ODJFS) in order for a review training to be in compliance.

(P) All trainers with current valid training credentials shall be exempt from the trainings required by this rule.

Effective: 12/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/09/2011 and 09/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.011
Rule Amplifies: 5104.011
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/81, 2/8/82, 9/1/86, 1/2/92 (Emer.), 4/1/92, 4/1/03, 9/1/05, 1/1/07, 7/1/10