245A.18 CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.
Subdivision 1. Seat belt use.
A license holder must comply with all seat belt and child
passenger restraint system requirements under section
Subd. 2. Child passenger restraint systems; training requirement.
(a) Programs licensed
by the Department of Human Services under Minnesota Rules, chapter 2960, that serve a child
or children under nine years of age must document training that fulfills the requirements in this
(b) Before a license holder, staff person, or caregiver transports a child or children under age
nine in a motor vehicle, the person transporting the child must satisfactorily complete training on
the proper use and installation of child restraint systems in motor vehicles. Training completed
under this section may be used to meet initial or ongoing training under Minnesota Rules, part
, subparts 1 and 2.
For all providers licensed prior to July 1, 2006, the training required in this subdivision must
be obtained by December 31, 2007.
(c) Training required under this section must be at least one hour in length, completed at
orientation or initial training, and repeated at least once every five years. At a minimum, the
training must address the proper use of child restraint systems based on the child's size, weight,
and age, and the proper installation of a car seat or booster seat in the motor vehicle used by the
license holder to transport the child or children.
(d) Training under paragraph (c) must be provided by individuals who are certified and
approved by the Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety. License holders may obtain
a list of certified and approved trainers through the Department of Public Safety Web site or
by contacting the agency.
(e) Child care providers that only transport school age children as defined in section
, subdivision 16, in school buses as defined in section
, subdivision 6, clauses
(1) to (4), are exempt from this subdivision.
History: 1990 c 568 art 2 s 54; 1993 c 13 art 1 s 31; 1Sp2005 c 4 art 1 s 22; 2006 c 254
s 1; 2007 c 112 s 20