Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Who is affected?

Overview

As part of the initiative to enhance health and safety in child care, the Child Care Development Block Grant addresses emergency preparedness in amended and new rule requirements. The table below summarizes the new requirements for each affected minimum standard rule chapter.

Summary of Changes

What is an emergency preparedness plan?

P. 744.3551

- adds requirement to include plans to address relocation to an alternate shelter location

- adds requirement to include plans to address emergency lock-down inside the operation

W. 746.5201

W. 747.5001

What must the plan include?

P. 744.3553(D) & (F)(4)(5)

- adds staff responsibility of orderly movement to lock-down location

- adds inclusion of how staff will continue to care for children until release

- adds inclusion of how staff will reunify children with parents/guardians following emergency

W. 746.5202(C) & (F)(4)(5)

W. 747.5003(D) & (F)(4)(5)

Practice Drill Requirements

P. 744.3559(2)(3)

- changes requirement to practice severe weather sheltering drills to be conducted at least 4 times in a calendar year (instead of every 3 months)

- adds requirement to practice new lock-down drills at least 4 times in a calendar year

W. 746.5205(2)(3)

W. 747.5005(2)(3)

Diagram

P. 744.3561(b)

- adds that plan must be in view of children and caregivers

W. 746.5207(b)

747 -

- no requirement