5101:2-14-14 Transportation and field trip safety for a licensed type B home provider.

(A) The licensed type B home provider shall have written and signed permission from the caretaker before transporting or escorting a child away from the home for field trips and routine trips as detailed in "Appendix A" to this rule.

(B) Children on a routine or field trip, except children being transported only to and from school, shall have a telephone number and name to contact in the event that the child becomes lost. The contact information shall be attached to the child.

(C) The following shall be available on all trips, including routine walking trips:

(1) A completed copy of the JFS 01297 "Child Enrollment and Health Information for Type B Family Child Care and In-Home Aides" (rev. 8/2008) for each child on the trip.

(2) First aid supplies as required by rule 5101:2-14-15 of the Administrative Code.

(3) The completed JFS 01928 "Child Medical/Physical Care Plan" (rev. 1/2014), for any child who has a health condition which could require special procedures or precautions during the course of the trip. The provider shall also take supplies needed to provide such treatment.

(4) A working cellular phone or other means of immediate communication. Cellular phones shall not be used by a driver while the vehicle is in motion.

(D) The provider, emergency or substitute caregiver or employee shall never leave children alone in a vehicle.

(E) The provider shall have a valid driver's license and insurance coverage, if he or she will be providing transportation. The provider is responsible for ensuring that anyone transporting the children has a valid driver's license, insurance coverage as required by state law, and written permission from the caretaker to transport children.

(F) Only an employee or emergency or substitute caregiver who is be used in accordance with the requirements in rule 5101:2-14-09 of the Administrative Code may transport children without the provider present.

(G) The provider must adhere to the state of Ohio's child restraint law when transporting children in care.

(H) Children under twelve years of age shall not ride in the front seat of any vehicle.

(I) Smoking shall be prohibited in all vehicles when occupied by children.

Replaces: 5101:2-14-21

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Effective: 01/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.018
Rule Amplifies: 5104.018
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/82, 5/20/83, 9/1/86, 2/15/88, 5/1/89, 7/1/95, 3/15/96, 10/1/97 (Emer.), 12/30/97, 4/1/03, 8/14/08, 7/1/11.