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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 185. Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers

22VAC40-185-450. Linens.

A. Cribs, cots, mats and beds used by children other than infants during the designated rest period or during evening and overnight care shall have linens consisting of a top cover and a bottom cover or a one-piece covering which is open on three edges. Cribs when being used by infants shall have a bottom cover.

B. Linens shall be assigned for individual use.

C. Linens shall be clean and washed at least weekly.

1. Crib sheets shall be clean and washed daily.

2. When centers wash the linens, the water shall be above 140°F or the dryer shall heat the linens above 140°F as verified by the manufacturer or a sanitizer shall be used according to the manufacturer's instructions.

D. Pillows when used shall be assigned for individual use and covered with pillow cases.

E. Mattresses when used shall be covered with a waterproof material which can be cleaned and sanitized.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC15-30-520 derived from VR175-08-01 § 6.8, eff. November 1, 1993; amended, Volume 12, Issue 04, eff. March 1, 1996; Volume 14, Issue 21, eff. September 1, 1998; Volume 21, Issue 12, eff. June 1, 2005; amended and renumbered as 22VAC40-185-450, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 01, eff. November 1, 2012.

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