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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 141. Licensing Standards for Independent Foster Homes

22VAC40-141-140. Disease Prevention.

A. Children's hands shall be washed with soap and water before eating meals or snacks, after toileting, and after any contact with body fluids.

B. The provider and assistant shall wash their hands with soap or a germicidal cleansing agent after:

1. Diapering a child;

2. Helping a child with toileting, personal toileting, any contact with body fluids; and

3. Before handling food, feeding or helping a child with feeding.

C. When a child's clothing or diaper becomes wet or soiled, it shall be changed immediately.

D. When a child's diaper is changed, the soiled area shall be thoroughly cleaned with a disposable wipe.

E. Surfaces used for changing diapers shall be used for that purpose alone.

F. Diapering surfaces shall be washed with soap and water or a germicidal agent after each use.

G. The provider shall keep surfaces for preparing and eating food sanitary.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 15, Issue 10, eff. March 3, 1999; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 10, eff. February 22, 2006.

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