Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-595 - Animals on the premises

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(1) If animals are kept on the premises, each operator shall ensure that each area in which an animal is permitted is maintained in a clean and sanitary manner, with no evidence of flea, tick, or worm infestation in the area.
(2) Each operator shall prohibit poisonous animals, pit bulls, and other animals that present a health or safety hazard to children and youth on the premises, unless the animals are displayed as part of an animal exhibit and are supervised at all times by trained animal care personnel.
(b) Each operator shall ensure that animals are not present in the following areas:
(1) The kitchen while food is being prepared;
(2) the dining area while children or youth are eating; and
(3) each food storage area.
(c) Each staff member and each child or youth shall wash that individual's hands with soap and water after handling animals, animal food, and animal wastes.
(d) Each operator shall ensure that each domesticated cat, dog, or ferret on the premises has a current rabies vaccination. A record of each vaccination shall be kept on file on the premises or at a designated central office location and shall be available for review by the secretary's designee.
(e) Each operator shall ensure that each child or youth is taught safe procedures to follow when handling animals. The operator or staff member supervising the activity shall separate a child or youth from an animal immediately if either of the following occurs:
(1) The animal shows signs of distress or aggression.
(2) The child or youth shows signs of treating the animal inappropriately.
(f) If a child or youth is injured by an animal, the operator shall immediately notify the parent or other adult responsible for the child or youth about the injury. The operator shall submit a critical incident report about the injury to the secretary's designee by the next working day. The operator shall keep a copy of the incident report in the child's or youth's file.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-595
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 65-508; effective, T-28-4-1-02, April 1, 2002; effective Jan. 10, 2003.

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