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

8VAC20-780-540. First aid and emergency supplies.

A. A first aid kit shall be:

1. On each floor of each building used by children;

2. Accessible to outdoor play areas;

3. On field trips; and

4. Wherever children are in care.

B. Each first aid kit shall be easily accessible to staff but not to children.

C. The required first aid kits shall include at a minimum:

1. Scissors;

2. Tweezers;

3. Gauze pads;

4. Adhesive tape;

5. Band-aids, assorted types;

6. An antiseptic cleansing solution /pads;

7. Thermometer;

8. Triangular bandages;

9. Single use gloves such as surgical or examination gloves; and

10. The first aid instructional manual.

D. The following emergency supplies shall be required at the center and be available on field trips:

1. Activated charcoal preparation (to be used only on the direction of a physician or the center's local poison control center); and

2. An ice pack or cooling agent.

E. The following nonmedical emergency supplies shall be required:

1. One working, battery-operated flashlight on each floor of each building that is used by children; and

2. One working, battery-operated radio in each building used by children and any camp location without a building.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC15-30-600 derived from VR175-08-01 § 7.4, 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 22VAC40-185-540, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 1, eff. November 1, 2012; renumbered Volume 37, Issue 24, eff. July 1, 2021.

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