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(1) A YCF shall have and follow appropriate 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 YCF;

(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 youth when not being used under the direct supervision of staff.

(4) Policies and procedures must be in place for the safe use and storage of poisons and toxins as follows:

(a) All detergents, chemical sanitizers, and related cleaning compounds and other chemicals must be stored in a safe location that is inaccessible to youth when not being used.

(b) Combustible and flammable materials and liquids must be properly stored so as not to create a fire hazard.

(c) Poisonous compounds such as insecticide, rodenticide, and other chemicals bearing the EPA toxicity labels "warning" or "danger" must be kept under lock and key.

(d) Poisonous or toxic chemicals may not be stored above or adjacent to food, dishes or utensils, or food contact surfaces. The chemicals may not be used in such a manner that they could contaminate these articles.

(5) Emergency information for youth must be easily accessible at the facility. Emergency information for each youth must include but is not limited to:

(a) the name, address, telephone number, and relationship of a designated person to be contacted in case of an emergency;

(b) the name, address, and telephone number of the youth's licensed health care professional 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 or legal guardian; and

(f) a copy of the youth's current medical insurance card or insurance information when a card is not available to providers.

History: 52-2-111, 52-2-603, 52-2-622, MCA; IMP, 52-2-113, 52-2-603, 52-2-622, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 387, Eff. 3/25/11.

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