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(a) All youth residential facilities and organizations under this section shall be subject to a quarterly inspection by the department or its designee at a minimum and shall be responsible for providing necessary information as determined by the department to ensure the safety and welfare of residents. All youth residential facilities and organizations under this chapter shall provide at a minimum the following to the department upon request:
(1) The names of all children currently enrolled, registered, or housed at the facility or program.
(2) The names of all personnel currently employed or contracted for employment for or at the facility, institution, or program.
(3) The plan of operation, all written policies, procedures, and standard practices.
(4) The child-to-staff ratios.
(5) The staff qualifications and proof of training.
(6) Proof of the implementation of children’s needs and services plan.
(7) A written fire evacuation and natural disaster plan and maintain a record of routine drills of the plan.
(8) Proof of liability insurance with coverage of no less than the amount specified in subdivision (18) of subsection (a) of Section 38-15-4.
(9) Proof of immunization against disease of all children housed or contained at the facility or in the program with proof of exemption of a child due to parental beliefs, which exemption shall be permitted.
(b) All youth residential facilities and organizations under this section shall inform the parents or authorized guardian or adult representative of the child of their rights including the following at a minimum:
(1) To enter and inspect the facility, institution, or program as determined by law.
(2) To file a complaint against the registered entity with the department without discrimination against the parent or the child housed by or located at the facility or program.
(3) To view the child's records associated with the facility, institution, or program including treatment, disciplinary, and other actions the department determines to be vital to his or her situational awareness as a parent or guardian.
(4) To review the registered entity's public file at the appropriate department online site or physical location.
(5) To view the prominently displayed list of child or youth rights associated with this chapter or those enumerated per department rules.
(6) To view copies of any report that documents any finding of noncompliance by the department.
(7) To view copies of any documentation issued to the registered entity documenting the department's intent to revoke the registration approval of the facility, institution, or program.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 38. Public Welfare § 38-15-7 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-38-public-welfare/al-code-sect-38-15-7.html
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