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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 744MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL-AGE AND BEFORE OR AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
SUBCHAPTER BADMINISTRATION AND COMMUNICATION
DIVISION 2REQUIRED NOTIFICATIONS
RULE §744.307What emergency or medical situations must I notify parents about?

(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 operation as specified in Subchapter K 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 an operation vehicle or on the playground or not preventing a child from wandering away from the operation unsupervised; or

  (4) Has been involved in any situation that renders the operation unsafe, such as a fire, flood, or damage to the operation 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 operation. Less serious injuries include, but are not limited to, minor cuts, scratches, and contusions requiring first-aid treatment by employees.

(c) You must notify all parents of children in the operation 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 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 §744.307 adopted to be effective September 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 7469; transferred effective March 9, 2018, as published in the Texas Register February 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 909

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