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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 780. Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers

8VAC20-780-250. Approval from other agencies; requirements prior to initial licensure.

A. Before issuance of the first license and before use of newly constructed, renovated, remodeled, or altered buildings or sections of buildings, written documentation of the following shall be provided by the center to the licensing representative:

1. Approval by the authority having jurisdiction that each building meets building and fire codes or that a plan of correction has been approved; and

Exception: Any building which is currently approved for school occupancy and which houses a public or private school during the school year shall be considered to have met the requirements of subdivision 1 of this subsection when housing a center only serving children two and a half years of age or older.

2. Approval from the local health department, or approval of a plan of correction, for meeting requirements for:

a. Water supply;

b. Sewage disposal system; and

c. Food service, if applicable.

B. For buildings built before 1978, the following shall be submitted before the initial license is issued:

1. A written statement from a person licensed in Virginia as an asbestos inspector and management planner as required by § 22.1-289.052 of the Code of Virginia and the requirements of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (15 USC § 2641 et seq.); and

2. A written statement that the response actions to abate any risk to human health have been or will be initiated in accordance with a specific schedule and plan as recommended by the asbestos management planner in accordance with § 22.1-289.052 of the Code of Virginia.

C. A notice regarding the presence and location of asbestos containing materials and advising that the asbestos inspection report and management plan are available for review shall be posted.

Exception: The provisions of subsections B and C of this section do not apply to centers located in buildings required to be inspected according to Article 5 (§ 2.2-1162 et seq.) of Chapter 11 of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia.

D. Before the first license is issued, camps shall notify the responsible fire department and the responsible emergency medical service of the camp location and hours of operation.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-289.046 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC15-30-320 derived from VR175-08-01 § 4.1, eff. November 1, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. March 1, 1996; Volume 14, Issue 21, eff. September 1, 1998; Volume 21, Issue 12, eff. June 1, 2005; amended and renumbered as 22VAC40-185-250, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 1, eff. November 1, 2012; amended and renumbered Volume 37, Issue 24, eff. July 1, 2021.

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