|(a) After you ensure the safety of the child, you must
notify the parent immediately after a child:
(1) Is injured and the injury requires medical attention
by a health-care professional;
(2) Has a sign or symptom requiring exclusion from
the child-care center as specified in Subchapter R of this chapter
(relating to Health Practices);
(3) Has been involved in any situation that placed
the child at risk. For example, a caregiver forgetting a child in
a center vehicle or not preventing a child from wandering away from
the child-care center unsupervised; or
(4) 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.
(b) 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, but are not limited to, minor cuts, scratches,
and bites from other children requiring first-aid treatment by employees.
(c) You must notify all parents of children in the
child-care center in writing and 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).
(d) You must provide written notice within 48 hours
to the parents of all children in a group 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