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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 61. Standards and Regulations for Licensed Adult Day Care Centers
4/1/2020

22VAC40-61-160. First Aid and Cpr Certification.

A. First aid.

1. Each direct care staff member shall maintain current certification in first aid from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, National Safety Council, American Safety and Health Institute, community college, hospital, volunteer rescue squad, or fire department. The certification must either be in adult first aid or include adult first aid. To be considered current, the certification shall have been issued within the past three years.

2. Each direct care staff member who does not have current certification in first aid as specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection shall receive certification in first aid within 60 days of employment.

3. A direct care staff member who is a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse does not have to meet the requirements of subdivisions 1 and 2 of this subsection. With current certification, an emergency medical technician, first responder, or paramedic does not have to meet the requirements of subdivisions 1 and 2 of this subsection.

4. There shall be at least one staff person on the premises at all times who has current certification in first aid that meets the specifications of this section, unless the center has an on-duty registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.

B. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. There shall be at least two direct care staff on the premises at all times who have current certification in CPR from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, National Safety Council, American Safety and Health Institute, community college, hospital, volunteer rescue squad, or fire department. The certification must either be in adult CPR or include adult CPR. To be considered current, the certification must have been issued within the past two years.

C. A staff person with current certification in first aid and CPR shall be present for the duration of center-sponsored activities off the center premises.

D. Direct care staff employed by the center prior to December 29, 2019, who do not meet the requirement of subsections A and B of this section shall do so by March 27, 2020.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-1733 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 36, Issue 03, eff. December 29, 2019.

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