|(a) You must notify the parent of a child immediately
if there is an allegation that the child has been abused, neglected,
or exploited, as defined in Texas Family Code §261.001, while
in your care.
(b) After you ensure the safety of the child, you must
notify the parent of the child immediately after the child:
(1) Is injured and the injury requires medical treatment
by a health-care professional or hospitalization;
(2) Shows signs or symptoms of an illness that requires
(3) Has had an emergency anaphylaxis reaction that
required administration of an unassigned epinephrine auto-injector;
(4) Has been involved in any non-routine situation
that placed, or may have placed, the child at risk for injury or harm.
For example, a caregiver forgetting the child in a center vehicle
or failing to prevent the child from wandering away from the child-care
center unsupervised; or
(5) Has been involved in any situation that renders
the child-care center unsafe, such as a fire, flood, or damage to
the child-care center as a result of severe weather.
(c) You must notify the parent of less serious injuries
when the parent picks the child up from the child-care center. Less
serious injuries include minor cuts, scratches, and bites from other
children requiring first-aid treatment by employees.
(d) You must provide written notice to the parent of
each child attending the child-care center within 48 hours of becoming
aware that a child in your care or an employee has contracted a communicable
disease deemed notifiable by the Texas Department of State Health
Services, as specified in 25 TAC Chapter 97, Subchapter A (relating
to Control of Communicable Diseases).
(e) You must provide written notice to the parent of
each child in a group within 48 hours when there is an outbreak of
lice or other infestation in the group. You must either post this
notice in a prominent and publicly accessible place where parents
can easily view it or send an individual note to each parent.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §746.307 adopted to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 1402; amended to be effective December 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 10238; transferred effective March 9, 2018, as published in the Texas Register February 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 909; amended to be effective April 25, 2021, 46 TexReg 2447; amended to be effective October 25, 2021, 46 TexReg 7218; amended to be effective March 1, 2023, 48 TexReg 933