Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-807 - Reporting requirements for infectious or contagious disease; positive tuberculin test; critical incidents; abuse and neglect

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

(a) Reporting infectious or contagious disease. Each licensee shall be responsible for reporting if any resident of the family foster home, including a child in foster care, contracts a reportable infectious or contagious disease specified in K.A.R. 28-1-2 as follows:
(1) Each licensee shall report the disease to the local county health department by the next working day. Each licensee shall follow the protocol recommended by the county health department and shall cooperate with any investigation, disease control, or surveillance procedures initiated by the county health department or the department.
(2) Each licensee shall notify the sponsoring child-placing agency of the incident for each child in foster care.
(b) Hospitalization or emergency room care. If a child in foster care requires hospitalization or emergency room care, the licensee shall notify the sponsoring child-placing agency in accordance with the sponsoring child-placing agency's policies and procedures.
(c) Positive tuberculin test. If any individual residing, working, or volunteering in the family foster home who is required to have tuberculin testing has a positive tuberculin test, each licensee shall report the results to the department's TB control program by the next working day.
(d) Reporting critical incidents.
(1) Each licensee shall report any of the following critical incidents immediately to the child's child-placing agent and the sponsoring child-placing agency:
(A) Fire damage or other damage to the dwelling or damage to the property that affects the structure of the dwelling or the safety of the child in foster care;
(B) a vehicle accident involving any child in foster care;
(C) a missing or runaway child in foster care;
(D) the physical restraint of a child in foster care;
(E) the injury of a child in foster care that requires medical attention;
(F) the death of a child or any other resident of the family foster home;
(G) the arrest of a child in foster care;
(H) any incident involving the presence of law enforcement;
(I) all complaint investigations by the department or the Kansas department of social and rehabilitation services; and
(J) any other incident that jeopardizes the safety of a child in foster care.
(2) Each licensee shall submit a written report for each critical incident specified in paragraph (d)(1) to the sponsoring child-placing agency by the next working day. This report shall contain the following information:
(A) The child's name and birth date;
(B) the date and time of the incident;
(C) a factual summary of the incident, including the name of each individual involved;
(D) a factual summary of the immediate action taken, including the name of each individual involved;
(E) the signature of the licensee; and
(F) the date of the report.
(3) Each licensee shall ensure that a report is submitted to the department by the next working day. The report shall contain all known facts concerning the time, place, manner, and circumstances of the death of a child in foster care or any individual living in the family foster home.
(4) A copy of each critical incident report shall be kept on file at the family foster home.
(e) Reporting abuse and neglect.
(1) For the purposes of this subsection, "neglect," "physical, mental, or emotional abuse," and "sexual abuse" shall have the meanings specified in K.S.A. 38-2202, and amendments thereto.
(2) Each caregiver shall report any suspected neglect, physical, mental, or emotional abuse, and sexual abuse of a child in foster care within 24 hours of discovery, by telephone or in writing, to the secretary of the Kansas department of social and rehabilitation services or to the local law enforcement agency.
(3) Each licensee shall notify the sponsoring child-placing agency of suspected neglect, physical, mental, or emotional abuse, and sexual abuse of a child in foster care within 24 hours of discovery, by telephone or in writing.

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Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-807
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-508; effective March 28, 2008.

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