Feedback opportunity - revisions to quality standards for 24 hour child care

The Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Welfare is proposing revisions to the Quality Standards for Twenty-Four (24)- Hour Child Care, located in Section 7.714. Feedback opportunities for this section of the rules will be divided into two parts in order to allow for adequate time to review proposed changes. We invite you to participate in the following opportunities to provide feedback for the first half of this section (7.714.5 through 7.714.933G) via scheduled teleconferences. 

Download a draft of the proposed rules prior to the teleconferences.

These rules are scheduled to be effective by July 1, 2018.

The purpose of the proposed rule changes is to clarify, streamline, and add rules to address statute and policy requirements.  The following changes are proposed:

•Creates rules for conducting searches and managing contraband.

•Add language to address quality assurance oversight in programs that utilize physical management and seclusion interventions.    

•Revises the required policies and procedures for use of physical management.  

•Revises training requirements for staff in facilities that utilize physical management.  

•Revises the conditions under which seclusion may be used and the required policies and procedures for use of seclusion.

•Revises required credentials for educational and vocational programs and required transportation services.

•Revises rules on medication administration and oversight.

•Relocates and revises rules for use of volunteers and interns.

Teleconferences are scheduled: 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 9:30am- 11:30am
Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 2pm-4pm
Conference Line: 1-877-820-7831 
Participant Passcode: 636741# 

Questions or comments regarding these proposed rules, contact: 
Amy Hixson (303) 866-3830, or

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