10A NCAC 09 .2102          USE OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

(a)  Corporal punishment may be used in religious-sponsored child care facilities in accordance with G.S. 110-91(10), if:

(1)           the religious-sponsored child care facility files a notice with the Division stating that corporal punishment is part of the religious training of its program; and

(2)           the religious-sponsored child care facility states in its written policy of discipline that corporal punishment is part of the religious training of its program.

(b)  The discipline policy shall state when corporal punishment is used, what type of punishment is used, and who will be administering the punishment.

(c)  The discipline policy shall be shared with all parents that have children enrolled at the facility and the facility shall provide parents a copy of the policy for their records.

(d)  If the facility's discipline policy changes, the new policy shall be shared with parents 14 days prior to the change becoming effective. A copy of the revised discipline policy shall be submitted to the Division within 30 days of the effective date of the revised policy.

(e)  A discipline policy that meets the requirements of this Rule shall not preclude the investigation of a complaint alleging inappropriate discipline of a child or child maltreatment as specified in G.S 110-105.3.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-91(10); 110-106;

Eff. October 1, 2017.