2005 Uncodified Acts

2005 Virginia Uncodified Acts


An Act to require the Board of Social Services and the Child Day-Care Council to review regulations concerning parental notification of injuries to children at child day programs.

[H 1550]

Approved March 20, 2005


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  § 1. Child day programs; parental notification of child's injury.

The Board of Social Services and the Child Day-Care Council shall, by July 1, 2006, review all regulations under their purview regarding child day programs to determine whether they adequately provide for the notification of parents, legal guardians, or other persons duly authorized to pick up a child, in the event a child sustains a significant physical injury while under a program's care. If the Board or Council determines that the regulations do not provide adequate notification provisions, then the Board, or Council in the case of child day centers, shall adopt regulations that require each program to notify a child's parent, legal guardian, or other person duly authorized to pick up a child whenever any owner, operator, manager, or employee thereof has actual knowledge of a significant physical injury sustained by a child while in attendance. The regulations shall establish notification procedures, including the time and manner in which notification shall be made and the nature and scope of physical injuries that shall require notification.