37.95.124 CHILD CARE FACILITIES: EMERGENCY DISASTER AND ACTION PLANS
(1) All child care facilities must have a written emergency disaster plan. The plan for each structure used for child care must be developed in such a way that the plan can be followed in the event of a natural or human-caused disaster, such as flood, fire, tornado, or responding to an intruder.
(2) Emergency disaster plans must include:
(a) an emergency supply of blankets, water, food, and supplies;
(b) plans for evacuation, including identification of at least one off-site gathering point;
(c) plans for evacuation of nonmobile children and children with special health care needs;
(d) contingencies that address:
(i) children's individual needs; and
(ii) staff responsibilities;
(e) plans for reunification of children with their parents;
(f) plans for shelter in place and lock down; and
(g) plans for continuity of operation.
(3) The facility must conduct ten emergency drills per year to include:
(a) eight fire drills; and
(b) two other disaster drills that are likely to occur in the facility.
(4) All emergency drills must be documented and include the following minimum information:
(a) who conducted the drill;
(b) date and time of drill;
(c) the number of adults and children present during the drill;
(d) the length of time to evacuate; and
(e) problems identified during the drill and corrective actions.
History: 52-2-704, MCA; IMP, 52-2-704, 52-2-723, 52-2-731, 52-2-734, MCA; NEW, 2018 MAR p. 591, Eff. 2/10/18.