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

8VAC20-780-60. Children's records.

A. Each center shall maintain and keep at the center a separate record for each child enrolled which shall contain the following information:

1. Name, nickname (if any), sex, and birth date of the child;

2. Name, home address, and home phone number of each parent who has custody;

3. When applicable, work phone number and place of employment of each parent who has custody;

4. Name and phone number of child's physician;

5. Name, address, and phone number of two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached;

6. Names of persons authorized to pick up the child. Appropriate legal paperwork shall be on file when the custodial parent requests the center not to release the child to the other parent;

7. Allergies and intolerance to medication or any other substances, and actions to take in an emergency situation;

8. A written care plan for each child with a diagnosed food allergy, to include instructions from a physician regarding the food to which the child is allergic and the steps to be taken in the event of a suspected or confirmed allergic reaction;

9. Chronic physical problems and pertinent developmental information and any special accommodations needed;

10. Written agreements between the parent and the center as required by 8VAC20-780-90;

11. Documentation of child updates and confirmation of up-to-date information in the child's record as required by 8VAC20-780-420 E 3;

12. Any blanket permission slips and opt out requests;

13. Previous child day care and schools attended by the child;

14. Name of any additional programs or schools that the child is concurrently attending and the grade or class level;

15. Documentation of viewing proof of the child's identity and age;

16. First and last dates of attendance;

17. Documentation of health information as required by 8VAC20-780-130, 8VAC20-780-140, and 8VAC20-780-150; and

18. Documentation of the enrollment of a homeless child enrolled under provision of 8VAC20-780-130 C or 8VAC20-780-140 A.

B. The requirements in subdivision A 17 of this section does not apply, and the center is not required to maintain duplicates of the school's health record if:

1. The center is located on the same premises where a child attends school;

2. The child's record has a statement verifying the school's possession of the health record; and

3. The school's records are accessible during the center's hours of operation.

C. The proof of identity, if reproduced or retained by the child day program or both, shall be destroyed upon the conclusion of the requisite period of retention. The procedures for the disposal, physical destruction or other disposition of the proof of identity containing social security numbers shall include all reasonable steps to destroy such documents by (i) shredding, (ii) erasing, or (iii) otherwise modifying the social security numbers in those records to make them unreadable or indecipherable by any means.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC15-30-80 derived from VR175-08-01 § 2.4, 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 22VAC40-185-60, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 1, eff. November 1, 2012; amended and renumbered Volume 37, Issue 24, eff. July 1, 2021; Volume 38, Issue 2, eff. October 13, 2021.

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