Emergency Preparedness Law
The Emergency Preparedness Law became effective July 1, 2013. The law requires licensed child care centers, group child care homes, and family child care homes to develop a written multi-hazard plan to protect children in the event of emergencies. The agency plan must include:
• Procedures for notification of parents
• Designated relocation sites and evacuation routes
• Reunification plans for children and families
• Written individualized plans for children with special needs
The plan must also include provisions for protecting children during the following emergencies:
Emergency Preparedness Law Checklist - A helpful aid for developing your plan that includes all the requirements outlined in the emergency preparedness licensing law.