774.05  EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS.
   (a)   The provider shall obtain from each family, for each child, all of the following:
      (1)   A medical release, signed by a parent, guardian or person in loco parentis, to permit emergency medical care;
      (2)   The name and phone number of the physician and dentist of the child and, if necessary, permission to dispense any required medication;
      (3)   The phone numbers where parents, guardians or other person in loco parentis can be reached;
      (4)   The names and phone numbers of at least two other persons authorized by the parents, guardians or other person in loco parentis to care for the child in the event of an emergency or illness;
      (5)   Verification from a licensed physician that the child has had the immunizations required by the Ohio Department of Health and that the child is free from all communicable disease. The licensed physician shall also state what allergies the child has, if any.
   (b)   The provider shall maintain at least one operable telephone on the premises, posting next to the telephone the fire, police, paramedic and poison control numbers as well as 911;
   (c)   The provider shall maintain a written emergency plan for substitute care in the event of a provider emergency and shall advise the parents, guardians or person in loco parentis of this plan. The emergency plan required by this subsection shall include the name, address and telephone number of at least two persons eighteen years of age or older who have previously agreed to provide emergency care, who can be contracted immediately and who can arrive at the premises within a limited period of time if needed.
   (d)   The provider shall release a child only to a parent having lawful custody of the child, the legal guardian or a person who has previously been approved by a person having lawful custody of the child.
   (e)   No child shall ever be left unsupervised and at no time shall the provider leave any child unattended or in the sole care of a minor. The provider shall arrange to notify all parents, guardians or persons in loco parentis of any change in care arrangements or of a substitute provider.
   (f)   With mutual agreement of the parent and the provider, children may be permitted off the premises for specific activities when the parent has given written permission. The written permission must be kept on file at the home. The provider must accompany and supervise the children in transit and at any site off of the home care premises.
   (g)   The provider shall be trained in and shall maintain reasonable ongoing proficiency in nutrition, basic first aid, communicable disease, child abuse and early childhood training, and shall have first-aid supplies on the premises.
(Ord. 25-92. Passed 5-4-1992.)