37.99.138 PRIVATE ALTERNATIVE ADOLESCENT RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS: SAFETY
(1) A program must have written policies and procedures on safety and equipment.
(2) There must be a first aid kit with sufficient supplies available at all times. A first aid kit must:
(a) be readily available on site as well as in all vehicles used by the program;
(b) meet the standards of an appropriate national organization for the activity being conducted and the location and environment being used;
(c) be reviewed with new staff for contents and use; and
(d) be inventoried on a quarterly basis.
(3) Policies and procedures must be in place for the safe use and storage of fuels and all heat sources, including inaccessibility to program participants when not being used under the direct supervision of staff.
(4) Cleaning materials, flammable liquids, detergents, aerosol cans, and other poisonous and toxic materials must be kept in their original containers and in a place inaccessible to program participants. They must be used in such a way that will not contaminate play surfaces, food, food preparation areas, or constitute a hazard to the program participants. Bio-contaminants including blood, bodily fluids, and other infectious materials must be properly disposed of.
(5) No extension cord will be used as permanent wiring. All appliances, lamp cords, and exposed light sockets must be suitably protected to prevent electrocution.
(6) Any pet or animal present at the program indoors or outdoors, must be in good health, show no evidence of carrying disease, and be a friendly companion for the program participants. The provider is responsible for maintaining the animal's vaccinations and vaccination records. These records must be made available to the department upon request. The program must make reasonable efforts to keep stray animals off the premises.
(7) Emergency information for program participants must be easily accessible at the program. Emergency information for each program participant must include:
(a) the name, address, telephone number, and relationship of a designated person to be contacted in case of an emergency;
(b) the name, address, telephone number of the program participant's licensed health care professionals or source of health care;
(c) the name, address, telephone number, and relationship of the person able to give consent for emergency medical treatment;
(d) documentation of any medical conditions that may affect care including but not limited to known allergies;
(e) a signed release for emergency medical treatment from the parent/legal guardian; and
(f) a copy of the program participant's current medical insurance card or insurance information when a card is not available to providers.
History: 52-2-803, 52-2-805, MCA; IMP, 52-2-803, 52-2-805, 52-2-809, MCA; NEW, 2019 MAR p. 2029, Eff. 11/9/19.