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Nysmith School for the Gifted
13625 Eds Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 713-3332

Current Inspector: Nancy Radcliffe

Inspection Date: May 5, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
**Discussed with staff the need to ensure that all hazardous items, including but not limited to those labeled "Keep out of reach of children" must be kept in a locked place, inaccessible to children at all times, and that storing the items high on a shelf or in a cabinet is not locked.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:32am-12:05pm. There were 43 preschoolers directly supervised by 8 staff. The physical plant, 5 staff records, 4 children?s records, medications (no new meds), evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, reading books, playing outside, and eating snack. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an abundant supply of books, toys, and materials for the children. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. Please complete the ?plan of correction? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 10 calendar days from today. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector. Keesha Minor ( (703)479-4680

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that each staff member submits a negative tuberculosis screening. Documentation shall be submitted no later than 21 days after employment, and shall have been completed within 12 months prior or 21 days after employing. Evidence: Reviewed 4 staff records and found that Staff 2's TB was completed on 7/26/14 (more than 12 months prior to employment) and Staff 3's TB was completed on 1/16/14 (more than 12 months prior to employment).

Plan of Correction: Staff #2 and #3 were immediately given TB risk assessment questionnaires that same day.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that all staff records were maintained with the required information. Evidence: Reviewed 4 staff records and found that Staff 1 was missing documentation of a reference check.

Plan of Correction: A reference requested has been followed up upon.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-3-D
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that staff provide repeat checks before three years since the dates of the last checks (central registry finding and most recent criminal history record check/report). Evidence: Reviewed 4 staff records and found that Staff 5's last CPS check was dated 7/26/10 and the last criminal history check was completed on 8/2/10.

Plan of Correction: We submitted new background check on Employee #4.


A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

The online compliance history includes only information after July 1, 2003. In addition, the online compliance history includes information regarding adverse actions that may be the subject of a pending appeal. An adverse action is not final until a provider has exhausted or waived all due process rights. For compliance history prior to July 1, 2003, or information regarding the status of pending adverse actions, please contact the Licensing Inspector listed in the facility's information. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is not responsible for any errors in or omissions from the compliance history information.

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