Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-126 - Health of persons 16 years or older in child care facilities
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
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28-4-126. Health of persons 16 years or older in child care facilities. (a)(1) Each person caring for children shall be free from physical, mental or emotional handicaps as necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the children, and shall be qualified by temperament, emotional maturity, sound judgment, and an understanding of children.
(2) Persons in contact with children shall not be in a state of impaired ability due to the use of alcohol or drugs.
(b)(1) Each person regularly caring for children shall have a health assessment conducted by a licensed physician or by a nurse trained to perform health assessments. The health assessment shall be conducted no earlier than one year before the date of employment or initial application for a license or certificate of registration, or not later than 30 days after the date of employment or initial application.
(2) Each substitute in a day care facility as defined in K.A.R. 28-4-113 or K.S.A. 65-517 shall be exempt from K.A.R. 28-4-126(b)(1).
(c) Tuberculin testing.
(1) Each person living, working or regularly volunteering in the facility shall have a record of a negative tuberculin test or x-ray obtained not more than two years before the employment or initial application for a license or certificate of registration or not later than 30 days after the date of employment or initial application.
(2) Additional tuberculin testing shall be required if significant exposure to an active case of tuberculosis occurs, or symptoms compatible with tuberculosis develop. Proper treatment or prophylaxis shall be instituted, and results of the follow-up shall be recorded on the person's health record. The Kansas department of health and environment shall be informed of each case described within this paragraph.
(d) Results of the health assessment and tuberculin test shall be recorded on forms supplied by the Kansas department of health and environment and kept on file at the facility. Health assessment records may be transferred to a new place of employment if the transfer occurs within one year of previous employment.
(e) Each resident 16 years or older in a residential facility as defined in K.A.R. 28-4-268 shall meet the requirements in K.A.R. 28-4-126(b), (c) and (d). (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-508 and K.S.A. 65-522; effective May 1, 1986; amended Feb. 26, 1990.)