(a)  Staff shall receive training in and apply general infection control measures and procedures which include Universal Precautions specified by the Centers on Disease Control, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services, Atlanta, Georgia.  A copy of general infection control procedures which are hereby incorporated by reference including subsequent amendments and editions, may be obtained from National Technical Information Services, 5285 Part Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia, 22161, (703) 487-4650, at a cost of seven dollars ($7.00).

(b)  Each child in a residential child-care facility shall have enough sleep for his or her age at regular and reasonable hours and under conditions conducive to rest.

(c)  Staff of a residential child-care facility shall teach children the importance of cleanliness and how to keep themselves clean.  Staff of a residential child-care shall provide training in all aspects of personal hygiene.

(d)  Each child shall have his or her own toothbrush, comb, towel and wash cloth and his or her own separate place for keeping these personal articles.  Towels, wash cloths, and bed linens shall be changed weekly or more often as required by good hygiene.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-10.5; 143B-153;

Eff. July 1, 1999 (See S.L. 1999, c.237, s. 11.30);

Amended Eff. October 1, 2008;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 5, 2016.