The director of job and family services shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code governing the licensure of type B family day-care homes. The rules shall provide for safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of children receiving child care or publicly funded child care in a licensed type B family day-care home and shall include all of the following:
(A) Requirements for the type B home to notify parents with children in the type B home that the type B home is certified as a foster home under section 5103.03 of the Revised Code.
(B) Standards for ensuring that the type B home and the physical surroundings of the type B home are safe and sanitary, including physical environment, physical plant, and equipment;
(C) Standards for the supervision, care, and discipline of children receiving child care or publicly funded child care in the home;
(D) Standards for a program of activities, and for play equipment, materials, and supplies to enhance the development of each child; however, any educational curricula, philosophies, and methodologies that are developmentally appropriate and that enhance the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of each child shall be permissible;
(E) Admission policies and procedures, health care, first aid and emergency procedures, procedures for the care of sick children, procedures for discipline and supervision of children, nutritional standards, and procedures for screening children and administrators, including any necessary physical examinations and immunizations;
(F) Methods of encouraging parental participation and ensuring that the rights of children, parents, and administrators are protected and the responsibilities of parents and administrators are met;
(G) Standards for the safe transport of children when under the care of administrators;
(H) Procedures for issuing, denying, or revoking licenses;
(I) Procedures for the inspection of type B homes that require, at a minimum, that each type B home be inspected prior to licensure to ensure that the home is safe and sanitary;
(J) Procedures for record keeping and evaluation;
(K) Procedures for receiving, recording, and responding to complaints;
(L) Standards providing for the special needs of children who are handicapped or who receive treatment for health conditions while the child is receiving child care or publicly funded child care in the type B home;
(M) Requirements for the amount of usable indoor floor space for each child;
(N) Requirements for safe outdoor play space;
(O) Qualification and training requirements for administrators;
(P) Procedures for granting a parent who is the residential parent and legal custodian, or a custodian or guardian access to the type B home during its hours of operation;
(Q) Requirements for the type B home to notify parents with children in the type B home that the type B home is certified as a foster home under section 5103.03 of the Revised Code;
(R) Any other procedures and standards necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter regarding licensure of type B homes.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128,SB 316, §120.01, eff. 1/1/2014.