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Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers [22 VAC 40 ‑ 185]
Action Amend Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers to Address Federal Health and Safety Requirements
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Comment Period Ends 5/12/2021
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5/11/21  12:55 pm
Commenter: Kimberly P Nolte

Staff Training

Staff Training

Paragraph E

Within 30 days of the first day of employment, staff must complete orientation training in first aid and CPR...

This is also addressed in:

First Aid Training, CPR

Paragraph A 1,2

At least one staff in each classroom... shall have within 90 days... CPR & First Aid

This needs clarification as the regulations are contradictory. One regulation says at least one staff person per classroom, the other indicates everyone on staff. Having one person per classroom is certainly enough.

Additionally making the requirement within 30 days is not feasible. In today's environment and for the foreseeable future scheduling a trainer is not easy and rarely doable in 30 days. 90 days allows schools to more realistically be able to stay in compliance.

CommentID: 98309