Or. Admin. R. 419-410-0090 - Academic Boarding Schools: Safety

An academic boarding school must meet all of the following requirements related to safety:

(1) Fire safety. Prior to licensure and every two years upon license renewal, the program must be assessed and approved by the State Fire Marshall or designee for the following fire safety areas:
(a) The academic boarding school must provide fire safety equipment that meets the requirements of applicable building codes and the Oregon Fire Code (see the current version of OAR 837-040-0010 and 837-040-0020).
(b) The academic boarding school must comply with existing state and local fire safety codes.
(2) Emergency plan.
(a) The academic boarding school must have, for each boarding facility it operates, a written emergency plan that includes:
(A) Instructions for evacuation of children in care and employees in the event of fire, explosion, accident, or other emergency.
(B) Instructions for response in the event of a natural disaster, external safety threat, or other emergency.
(b) Telephone numbers for local police and fire departments and other appropriate emergency numbers must be posted near all telephones.
(c) Operative flashlights sufficient in number must be readily available to the staff in case of emergency.
(3) Evacuation drills.
(a) An unannounced evacuation drill must be held monthly under varying conditions to simulate the unusual conditions that occur in the event of fire. For each drill, the academic boarding school must document the following information and retain it for a minimum of two years:
(A) Identity of the person conducting the drill.
(B) Date and time of the drill.
(C) Notification method used.
(D) Staff members on duty and participating.
(E) Number of children in care and staff evacuated.
(F) Special conditions simulated.
(G) Problems encountered.
(H) Time required to accomplish complete evacuation.
(b) The academic boarding school must ensure that all employees and children in care are aware of the procedures to follow in case of emergencies.


Or. Admin. R. 419-410-0090
SCF 6-1995, f. 12-22-95, cert. ef. 12-29-95; Renumbered from 413-210-0550, CWP 30-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-17-08; CWP 12-2016(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-16 thru 12-27-16; CWP 22-2016, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-16; CWP 126-2018, amend filed 12/26/2018, effective 01/01/2019; Renumbered from 413-215-0241 by CWP 26-2022, filed 11/28/2022, effective 12/1/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 409.050, ORS 418.327 & ORS 418.005

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 409.010, ORS 418.327 & ORS 418.005

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