RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:
65C-22.001: General Information
65C-22.002: Physical Environment
65C-22.004: Health Related Requirements
65C-22.005: Food and Nutrition
65C-22.006: Record Keeping
65C-22.007: Evening Child Care
65C-22.008: School Age Child Care
65C-22.009: Gold Seal Quality Care Program
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The rule modifications were implemented based on the passage of House Bill 5311. This bill eliminated the Department of Health’s ability to conduct food service inspections in child care settings. In an effort to protect the health and safety of children in child care, sections of the administrative code have been revised to incorporate standards for the continued regulation of food safety in licensed child care facilities. Background screening modifications were also implemented based new screening requirements set forth with the passage of Senate Bill 7069. Additional rule modifications are being made in the areas of training and fire safety. Training modifications are due to the redesign of mandated child care training courses. Fire safety modifications are to provide clarifying language regarding fire/emergency drills and to establish requirements pertaining to reunification provisions for parents and children, and provisions for children with special needs in emergency situations.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Subject areas addressed in the proposed changes include: food hygiene, sanitation, training, and fire safety.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 402.305 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: Chapter 2010-114, Chapter 2010-161 Sections 17 & 18, Laws of Florida.
A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: Workshop 1: January 9, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon; Workshop 2: January 11, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
PLACE: Workshop 1: 1317 Winewood Blvd., Bldg. 4, Tallahassee, Florida 32399; Workshop 2: 400 W. Robinson Street, Suite 1006 South Tower, Orlando, Florida 32801
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Dinah Gallon, Child Care Program, 1317 Winewood Blvd., Bldg. 6, 3rd Floor, Room 388, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0700 or call (850)488-4900. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
Dinah Gallon, Child Care Program, 1317 Winewood Blvd., Bldg. 6, 3rd Floor, Room 388, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0700 or call (850)488-4900
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Dinah Gallon, Child Care Program, 1317 Winewood Blvd., Bldg. 6, 3rd Floor, Room 388, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0700 or call (850)488-4900
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.