37.95.169 IDENTIFYING AND PREVENTING SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME AND ABUSIVE HEAD TRAUMA
(1) In addition to all forms of prohibited discipline listed in ARM 37.95.606 and 37.95.715(4), shaking an infant or child of any age is strictly prohibited.
(2) A child care facility must have a written policy on identifying and preventing shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma. The policy must include the following:
(a) how the child care facility will ensure all early childhood teachers and caregivers are knowledgeable about and able to recognize the signs and symptoms of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma;
(b) procedures for coping with a crying, fussing, or distraught infant or child; and
(c) mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect as defined in ARM 37.95.171.
(3) All child care facility staff must sign an acknowledgement indicating that they have read, understood, and agree to follow the child care facility's policy outlined in (2).
History: 52-2-704, MCA; IMP, 52-2-704, 52-2-723, 52-2-731, MCA; NEW, 2021 MAR p. 1787, Eff. 12/11/21.