|these civil penalties. The bill also expands the scope of the Child Health and Safety Fund in order to assist parents in securing alternative child care when a Child Care Center license has been suspended or revoked. These civil penalty amounts are scaled in relation to the total capacity of all of the licensee’s facilities and not just the specific facility cited or limited to that facility type.|
vAB 2386 – Carbon Monoxide Detector Regulations, effective January 1, 2015 – In accordance with California Health and Safety Code Section 1975.543 - Every child care center shall have one or more carbon monoxide detectors in the facility that meet the standards established in Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 13260) of Part 2 of Division 12. The department shall account for the presence of these detectors during inspections
vSB 277 – Immunizations, Personal Beliefs Exemption, effective January 1, 2016 - it eliminates the exemption from existing specified immunization requirements based upon personal beliefs, and only allows an exemption from future immunization requirements deemed appropriate by the State Department of Public Health or a medical professional for medical reasons.
vAB 290 – Child Nutrition, effective January 1, 2016 - In accordance with California Health and Safety Code Section 1596.866 - each child care center shall have at least one person employed who was completed one hour of childhood nutrition training as part of the preventive health practices course or courses.
SB 792 – Immunization requirements for staff, volunteers, effective September 1, 2016 – In accordance with California Health and Safety Code Section 1596.7995(a)(1) - Commencing September 1, 2016, a person shall not be employed or volunteer at a day care center if he or she has not been immunized against influenza, pertussis, and measles. Each employee and volunteer shall receive an influenza vaccination between August 1 and December 1 of each year. If employees/volunteers are receiving the influenza vaccination they must do so between August 1 and December 1 of each year.
-AB 2231 (2016) – Increased Civil Penalties, effective July 1, 2017 – For failing to correct a violation the civil penalty is increased to $100 per day for EACH violation until corrected; For failing to correct a repeated violation the civil penalty is increased to $250 immediately assessed, and $100 per day afterwards for EACH repeated violation until corrected; For a Zero Tolerance violation the civil penalty is increased to $500 immediately assess, and $100 per day for EACH violation after that