7 AAC 10.1095 - Toxic substances; poisonous plants

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) An entity shall ensure that
(1) each cleaning material, detergent, aerosol can, pesticide, poison, and other toxic material is
(A) stored in the original labeled container; the requirement in this subparagraph does not apply to a spray bottle that contains a commercial sanitizing solution or a bleach-water solution used to sanitize toys, tables, counters, and other surfaces throughout the day, if that bottle is appropriately labeled and is stored as provided in (B) of this paragraph;
(B) inaccessible to children or to adults with impaired judgment, and stored separately from medication and food;
(C) used
(i) according to the manufacturer's instructions;
(ii) for the intended purpose;
(iii) in a manner that will not contaminate a play surface, a food service area, or a food preparation area; and
(iv) in a manner that is not a hazard to adults or children in care;
(2) only nontoxic arts and crafts materials are used; and
(3) a poisonous plant is not in an entity where children, or adults with impaired judgment, are in care, except as provided in (b) of this section.
(b) The department may allow a poisonous plant that is a common household plant, including a poinsettia, a dieffenbachia, an English ivy, a mother-in-law, and a philodendron, to be present in an entity described in (a)(3) of this section, if the department finds that children in care or adults with impaired judgment will be protected from harm. The entity shall submit to the department a written list of all poisonous plants maintained in the entity, and a description of how the entity will protect children, or adults with impaired judgment, from being harmed by the plants. If the department allows one or more poisonous plants to be present in the entity, the entity shall inform each adult's representative, parents of children in care, social workers, care coordinators, and case managers, as applicable, of any poisonous plant present in the entity, and describe how the entity will protect children, or adults with impaired judgment, from harm.
(c) In this section, "poisonous plant"
(1) means a plant, tree, or shrub that can cause injury or death, if a portion of that plant, tree, or shrub is ingested or touched; and
(2) includes certain
(A) flower garden plants, including autumn crocus, bleeding heart, chrysanthemum, daffodil, four-o'clocks, foxglove, hyacinth, hydrangea, iris, jonquil, lily of the valley, morning glory, narcissus, and snow on the mountain;
(B) house plants, including bird of paradise, castor bean, dumbcane (also known as dieffenbachia), English ivy, holly, jequirty bean (also known as rosary pea), Jerusalem cherry, mistletoe, mother-in-law, oleander, philodendron, poinsettia, and rhododendron;
(C) trees and shrubs, including black locust, boxwood, chokecherry, elderberry, English yew, horse chestnut, buckeye, juniper, oak, water hemlock, and yew;
(D) vegetable garden plants, including asparagus, sprouts and green parts of potato, rhubarb leaves, and green parts of tomato; and
(E) wild plants, including belladonna, bittersweet, buttercups, Indian hemp, jack-in-the-pulpit, jimson weed, larkspur, monkshood, certain mushrooms, nightshade, poison hemlock, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, tobacco, and skunk cabbage.


7 AAC 10.1095
Eff. 6/23/2006, Register 178

Authority:AS 18.05.010

AS 18.05.040

AS 44.29.020

AS 47.14.120

AS 47.32.010

AS 47.32.030

AS 47.32.130

AS 47.32.140

AS 47.33.005

AS 47.33.010

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