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SF 4185

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/10/2020 09:06am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; revising the definition of supervision for purposes of
licensed child care centers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section
245A.02, subdivision 18.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 245A.02, subdivision 18, is
amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Supervision.

(a) For purposes of licensed child care centers, "supervision"
means when a program staff person:

(1) is accountable for the child's care;

(2) can intervene to protect the health and safety of the child; and

(3) is within sight and hearing of the child at all times except as described in paragraphs
(b) to deleted text begin(d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end.

(b) When an infant is placed in a crib room to sleep, supervision occurs when a program
staff person is within sight or hearing of the infant. When supervision of a crib room is
provided by sight or hearing, the center must have a plan to address the other supervision
components.

(c) When a single school-age child uses the restroom within the licensed space,
supervision occurs when a program staff person has knowledge of the child's activity and
location and checks on the child at least every five minutes. When a school-age child uses
the restroom outside the licensed space, including but not limited to field trips, supervision
occurs when staff accompany children to the restroom.

(d) When a school-age child leaves the classroom but remains within the licensed space
to deliver or retrieve items from the child's personal storage space, supervision occurs when
a program staff person has knowledge of the child's activity and location and checks on the
child at least every five minutes.

new text begin (e) When a single preschooler uses an individual, private restroom within the classroom
with the door closed, supervision occurs when a program staff person has knowledge of the
child's activity and location, can hear the child, and checks on the child at least every five
minutes.
new text end