Arizona Administrative Code
Title 9 - HEALTH SERVICES
Chapter 5 - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES LOAN REPAYMENT
Article 3 - FACILITY ADMINISTRATION
Section R9-5-301 - General Licensee Responsibilities

Universal Citation: AZ Admin Code R 9-5-301

Current through Register Vol. 30, No. 12, March 22, 2024

A. A licensee shall:

1. Designate a facility director who acts on behalf of the licensee and is responsible for the daily onsite operation of a facility;

2. Submit the name of the designated facility director in writing to the Department before a license is issued;

3. Except as provided in subsection (A)(4), within 10 calendar days before changing a facility director, submit written notice of the change including the new designated facility director's name and starting date;

4. If the licensee is not aware of a change in the facility director 10 calendar days before the effective date of the change, submit written notice of the change to the Department including the new designated facility director's name and starting date within 72 hours after becoming aware of the change.

B. A licensee shall ensure that a facility director:

1. Designates, in writing, an individual who meets the requirements of R9-5-401(2) to act on behalf of the facility director when the facility director is not present in the facility;

2. Supervises or assigns a teacher-caregiver to supervise each staff member who does not meet the qualifications of R9-5-401(3);

3. Prepares a dated attendance record for each day and ensures that each staff member documents on the attendance record the time of each arrival and departure of the staff member; and

4. Maintains on the facility premises, the dated attendance record required in subsection (B)(3) for 12 months after the date on the attendance record.

C. A licensee shall develop and implement written facility policies and procedures required for the daily onsite operation of the facility as prescribed in A.R.S. Title 36, Chapter 7.1, Article 1 and this Chapter.

D. A licensee shall ensure that the following individuals are allowed immediate access to facility premises during hours of operation:

1. A parent of an enrolled child or an individual designated in writing by the parent of an enrolled child; or

2. A representative of:
a. The Department,

b. The local health department,

c. Arizona Department of Child Safety, or

d. The local fire department or State Fire Marshal.

E. A licensee shall, with the exception of individuals listed in subsection (D)(2), ensure that a staff member supervises any individual that is not a staff member who is on facility premises where enrolled children are present.

F. A licensee shall ensure that a staff member submits, on or before the starting date of employment or volunteer services, one of the following as evidence of freedom from infectious active tuberculosis:

1. Documentation of a negative Mantoux skin test or other tuberculosis screening test recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, administered within 12 months before the starting date of employment or volunteer service, that includes the date and the type of tuberculosis screening test; or

2. If the staff member has had a positive Mantoux skin test or other tuberculosis screening test, a written statement that the staff member is free from infectious active tuberculosis that is signed and dated by a health care provider within six months before the starting date of employment or volunteer service.

G. A licensee shall ensure that a staff member, who has current training in first aid and CPR, as required by R9-5-403(E), is present:

1. At all times during hours of operation on facility premises,

2. On field trips, and

3. While transporting enrolled children in the facility's motor vehicle or a vehicle designated by the licensee to transport enrolled children.

H. A licensee shall prohibit the use or possession of the following items when an enrolled child is on facility premises, during hours of operation, or in any motor vehicle used for transporting an enrolled child:

1. Any beverage containing alcohol;

2. A controlled substance as listed in A.R.S. Title 36, Chapter 27, Article 2, except where used as a prescription medication in the manner prescribed;

3. A dangerous drug as defined in A.R.S. § 13-3401, except where used as a prescription medication in the manner prescribed;

4. A prescription medication as defined in A.R.S. § 32-1901, except where used in the manner prescribed; or

5. A firearm as defined in A.R.S. § 13-105.

I. At least once a month, and at different times of the day, a licensee shall ensure that an unannounced fire and emergency evacuation drill is conducted and each staff member and enrolled child at the facility participates in the fire and emergency evacuation drill.

1. If child care services for a child with special needs are provided at a facility, the licensee shall provide for the enrolled child's participation in each fire and emergency evacuation drill according to the enrolled child's individualized plan as specified in R9-5-507(A)(1).

2. A licensee shall document each fire and emergency evacuation drill and maintain the documentation on facility premises for 12 months after the date of the fire and emergency evacuation drill.

J. Every September, a licensee shall provide to parents of enrolled children information related to recommendations for influenza vaccinations for children.

K. A licensee shall not allow a staff member who lacks proof of immunity against a disease listed in A.A.C. R9-6-702(A) to be present in the facility between the start and end of an outbreak of the disease at the facility.

L. A licensee shall ensure that the Department is notified orally or in writing within 24 hours after an enrolled child's death at the child care facility during hours of operation.

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