as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/07/2019 03:06pm
A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying family child care emergency preparedness
plan requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245A.51,
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245A.51, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
(a) No later than September 30, 2017, a
licensed family child care provider must have a written emergency preparedness plan for
emergencies that require evacuation, sheltering, or other protection of children, such as fire,
natural disaster, intruder, or other threatening situation that may pose a health or safety
hazard to children. The plan must be written on a form developed by the commissioner and
updated at least annually. The plan must include:
(1) procedures for an evacuation, relocation, shelter-in-place, or lockdown;
(2) a designated relocation site and evacuation route;
(3) procedures for notifying a child's parent or legal guardian of the evacuation,
shelter-in-place, or lockdown, including procedures for reunification with families;
(4) accommodations for a child with a disability or a chronic medical condition;
(5) procedures for storing a child's medically necessary medicine that facilitate easy
removal during an evacuation or relocation;
(6) procedures for continuing operations in the period during and after a crisis; and
(7) procedures for communicating with local emergency management officials, law
enforcement officials, or other appropriate state or local authorities.
(b) The license holder must train caregivers before the caregiver provides care and at
least annually on the emergency preparedness plan and document completion of this training.
(c) The license holder must conduct drills according to the requirements in Minnesota
Rules, part 9502.0435, subpart 8. The date and time of the drills must be documented.
(d) The license holder must have the emergency preparedness plan available for review
and posted in a prominent location. deleted text beginThe license holder must provide a physical or electronic
copy of the plan to the child's parent or legal guardian upon enrollment.
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