5101:2-12-34 Medical, dental, and general emergency plan for licensed child care centers.

(A) The center shall complete a JFS 01242 "Medical, Dental and General Emergency Plan" (rev. 9/2011). This medical, dental and general emergency plan shall be implemented, when necessary, and shall be posted, readily in view, by each telephone and in each classroom, and other spaces used by the children, such as large muscle space, gymnasium, cafeteria.

(B) General emergencies include:

(1) Any threats to the safety of children due to environmental situations or threats of violence.

(2) Natural disasters such as fire, tornado, flood, etc.

(3) Loss of power, heat, or water.

(C) "Serious incident, injury, or illness" includes any situation occurring while a child is in care of the center, that requires emergency medical treatment or professional consultation or transportation for emergency treatment.

(D) A fire and weather alert plan shall also be posted in each classroom, and other spaces used by the children, such as large muscle space, gymnasium, cafeteria, and shall include a diagram indicating evacuation routes.

(E) A JFS 01201 "Dental First Aid Chart" (rev. 9/2011) shall be completed and posted in each classroom, office space and other spaces used by children, such as large muscle space, gymnasium, and cafeteria.

(F) The center shall have access at all times to a working non-coin operated telephone within the child care center building.

(G) The center shall conduct monthly fire drills at varying times. Documentation of these drills shall be posted in a conspicuous location.

(H) The center shall conduct monthly weather emergency drills in the months March through September. Documentation of these drills shall be posted in a conspicuous location.

(I) If a child is transported for emergency treatment, the child's health and medical records required by rules 5101:2-12-37 and 5101:2-12-38 of the Administrative Code shall accompany the child. The center administrator or a child care staff member shall stay with the child until the parent or guardian assumes responsibility for the child's care.

(J) Centers that transport children in case of emergency, must have at least one child car safety seat that has the manufacturer's label attached indicating the weight and age of child it is designed to serve readily available on the premises.

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, 9/1/86, 1/2/92 (Emer.), 4/1/92, 4/1/03, 1/1/07