5101:2-14-33 Safety requirements for in-home aides.

(A) The in-home aide (IHA) shall provide a safe, sanitary and healthy environment when children are present.

(B) The IHA shall always be within sight or hearing of a child.

(C) The IHA shall prepare a report to be given to the child's caretaker on the day of the incident/injury/illness and kept on file in the home using the JFS 01299 "Incident/Injury Report" (rev. 6/2007).

(D) If any of the following incidents occur, the IHA shall give the county department of job and family services (CDJFS) verbal notification by the next business day. The JFS 01299 shall be completed and faxed or mailed to the CDJFS to arrive no later than three business days from the occurrence. This notification does not replace reporting to the county children's protective services agency if there are concerns of child abuse or neglect as required by rule 5101:2-14-32 of the Administrative Code.

(1) Death of a child while in the care of the IHA.

(2) Serious incident, injury, or illness to a child. A serious incident, injury or illness includes any situation that requires a child to be removed from the home for medical treatment, professional consultation or transported for emergency treatment.

(E) Firearms and ammunition materials shall be kept in locked storage areas and shall be stored separately from each other away from the sight of children.

(F) Toys or other materials small enough to be swallowed shall be kept out of the reach of infants and toddlers.

(G) Cleaning and sanitizing equipment and supplies shall be stored in a space that is inaccessible to children.

(H) Electrical outlets, including surge protectors, within the reach of children shall have child proof receptacle covers when not in use.

(I) The home shall provide a smoke free environment for the children during the hours that child care is being provided.

(J) There shall be at least one underwriters laboratories (UL) or factory mutual laboratories (FM) smoke detector located in the basement and on each level of the home. The smoke detectors shall be placed, installed, tested and maintained in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.

(K) There shall be at least one UL or FM portable fire extinguisher in the home.which shall have a minimum rating of 1A:10BC. At least one fire extinguisher shall be located in the kitchen of the home.

(L) An unlocked, closed first-aid container shall be on the premises and readily available to the provider but shall be kept out of reach of children. The first-aid container shall contain all of the items listed on the JFS 01533 (1/2014) "In-Home Aide Inspection."

Replaces: Part of rule 5101:2-14-05

Effective: 01/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.19
Rule Amplifies: 5104.019 , 5104.12
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/82, 5/20/83, 10/1/83, 9/1/86, 2/15/88, 5/1/89, 7/1/95, 3/15/96, 10/15/96, 10/1/97 (Emer.), 12/30/97, 1/1/01, 4/1/03, 8/14/08, 8/3/13