Isolation for Illness


(a) A center shall be equipped to isolate and care for any child who becomes ill during the day.

(1) The isolation area shall be located to afford easy supervision of children by center staff.

(2) The isolation area shall be equipped with a mat, cot, couch or bed for each ill child.

(3) The isolation area shall not be located in the kitchen area or the general-use toilet area.

(4) In combination centers, only one isolation area that serves all licensed components is required.

(b) The child's authorized representative shall be notified immediately when the child becomes ill enough to require isolation, and shall be asked to have the child removed from the center as soon as possible.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 1596.81, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1596.72, 1596.73, 1596.81 and 1597.05, Health and Safety Code.

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