SECTION .0700 - STAFF qUALIFICATIONS

 

10a NCAC 09 .0701          HEALTH STANDARDS FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS, SUBSTITUTE PROVIDERS, VOLUNTEERS, AND UNCOMPENSATED PROVIDERS

(a)  Health and emergency information shall be obtained for staff members as specified in the chart below:

 

Required for:

Item Requirements:

Due Date:

Child care providers and uncompensated providers who are not substitute providers or volunteers as defined in 10A NCAC 09 .0102, including the director.

Medical Report

 

A statement signed by a health care professional that indicates that the person is emotionally and physically fit to care for children.

Within 60 days of employment.

 

When submitted, the medical statement shall not be older than 12 months.

 

 

All staff, including the director and individuals who volunteer more than once per week.

Tuberculin (TB) Test or Screening

 

The results indicating the individual is free of active tuberculosis shall be obtained within the 12 months prior to the date of employment.

On or before first day of work.

 

 

Child care providers, including the director, uncompensated providers, substitute providers, and volunteers.

Emergency Information Form, including the name, address, and telephone number of the person to be contacted in case of an emergency, the responsible party's choice of health care professional, any chronic illness, any medication taken for that illness, and any other information that has a direct bearing on ensuring safe medical treatment for the individual.

On or before the first day of work.

 

The emergency information shall be updated as changes occur and at least annually.

All staff, including the director.

Health Questionnaire

 

A statement signed by the staff member that indicates that the person is emotionally and physically fit to care for children.

Annually following the initial medical statement.

Substitute providers and volunteers.

Health Questionnaire

 

A statement signed by the substitute provider or volunteer that indicates that the person is emotionally and physically fit to care for children.

On or before first day of work and annually thereafter.

 

(b)  The Division, or the director of the child care center, may request an evaluation of a staff member's emotional and physical fitness to care for children when there is reason to believe that there has been deterioration in the staff member's emotional or physical fitness to care for children. This request may be based upon factors such as observations by the director or center staff, reports of concern from family, reports from law enforcement or reports from medical personnel.

(c)  A copy of the forms in the chart in Paragraph (a) of this Rule may be found on the Division's website at http://ncchildcare.nc.gov/providers/pv_provideforms.asp.

(d)  Staff medical statements, proof of a tuberculosis test or screening, and completed health questionnaires shall be included in the staff member's individual personnel file in the center.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-85; 110-91(1),(8),(9); 143B-168.3;

Eff. January 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2010; July 1, 1998;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2017.