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Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Empire - Abingdon Unit
19383 Lee Hwy
Abingdon, VA 24210
(276) 696-9923

Current Inspector: Sara Hutton-Tallman (276) 608-3749

Inspection Date: Jan. 18, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced focus inspection was conducted today, 1/18/17. A review of the violations from the previous inspection was conducted. Upon arriving to the center the children began to come into the center from the various schools. There are 44 children in care with four staff and one volunteer. The children washed hands and had snack then split into three groups, one group went outside, one competed homework and one worked on club requirements. We discussed sight and sound supervision, from entering and exiting the bus, during outside play and when children need to use the rest room. A violation notice was completed regarding the violations found during today's inspection. Inspection began: 3:05 pm and ended 5:15 pm approximately.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation of the playground area the center failed to have adequate resilient surfacing under moving and climbing apparatus. Evidence: 1. The round swing, swings, slide and silver slide on the new play area had surfacing under them that measured two inches or less.

Plan of Correction: The program director will consult with the maintenance personnel at the recreation center to request that the resilient surfacing is maintained.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on observation during the focus inspection the staff failed to provide sight and sound supervision of the children in care. Evidence: 1. Staff #1 was outside assisting the children getting off the school bus. The children have to get off the bus and then go around a corner to get to the center's door. 2. When the children turned the corner they were not in sight and sound supervision of the staff.

Plan of Correction: The program director will ensure that a staff person is placed at the door to watch the children when they come around the corner.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on review of the children's records the center failed to have the required authorizations for medication on file. Evidence: 1. Child's record #1 has a medication authorization for a long term medication, however, there is no signature from the doctor prescribing the medication.

Plan of Correction: The program director will have the parent get this form signed by the parent and will ensure that all forms are singed in the appropriate places.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on interviews during the inspection the center failed to have background checks on staff working with the children. Evidence: 1. Staff #1 was hired on 12/16/16 and worked three days in December, 2016, and began again January 4, 2017. 2. Staff #1 is in charge of children and left alone with them during the hours of operation.

Plan of Correction: Staff will be reassigned so that no staff is left alone with the children until the required background checks are received.

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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