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Free Union Country School
4220 Free Union Road
Free union, VA 22940
(434) 978-1700

Current Inspector: Chrystal King (804) 297-4469

Inspection Date: Sept. 24, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was completed on 09/24/2018 from 10:30 A.M. until 1:45 P.M. At the time of the inspection 23 children were in care with three staff, one administrator, and one office coordinator present. Six children's records, five staff records, three medications, required posted information, evacuation drills, five injury reports, first aid kits and supplies, and outside play area were reviewed. Children were observed during outside play time, free choice which included painting and art activities, playdough, blocks, storytime, handwashing, lunchtime, and naptime. The exceptions to compliance are noted on the violation notice. If you have questions or concerns contact the licensing inspector at (540)-430-9257 for further assistance.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based on review of the medication policy, the licensee failed to ensure that all required components are in the policy. Evidence: 1. The medication policy did not include duration of the parent's authorization for medication, provided that it shall expire or be renewed after 10 work days. 2. The medication policy did not include methods to prevent use of outdated medication.

Plan of Correction: The administration will review the medication policy and update to include all required components.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of staff records, the center failed to ensure that all required components were on file. Evidence: 1. Staff #4's file only had one of two required reference checks completed. Date of hire was 08/28/2018. 2. Staff verified that the file only had one completed reference check.

Plan of Correction: The administrator has left a voicemail to obtain a second reference check.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all hazardous materials were kept in a locked location. Evidence: 1. In the bathroom located next to the playground there was a container of Clorox Disinfectant Wipes on the shelve above the sink. 2. In the bathroom located next to the kitchen there was a container of Clorox Disinfectant Wipes on the shelve above the sink. 3. The warning label stated "keep out of reach of children", and hazardous to humans and animals.

Plan of Correction: The Clorox Wipes will be moved to a locked location.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all electrical outlets had protective covers. Evidence: 1. In the Pre-Kindergarten room next to the wooden kitchen set there were two outlets without protective covers. 2. Staff verified that the outlets did not have protective coverings.

Plan of Correction: Staff temporarily moved the equipment to block the outlet covers and will get some protective coverings to place in the outlets.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-B
Description: Based on review of medication, the center failed to ensure that only staff with the MAT training dispensed medication. Evidence: 1. In the Pre-K Classroom there was a medication for Lactaid Tablets that had been given before snack and lunch on 09/24/2018. The staff member who dispensed the medication is not currently MAT trained. 2. Staff verified that the only MAT trained staff member is the director and she was not the one who dispensed the medication.

Plan of Correction: Staff are signed up for a MAT training on 10/08/2018, until they receive the training the director will be the one to dispense all medications.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-E
Description: Based on a review of medications, the center failed to ensure that all medication was labeled with the child's name, dosage amount, and the times to be given. Evidence: 1. In the Pre-K classroom there was a box of Lactaid Tablets that was not labeled with the child's name, dosage amount, or the times to be given. 2. Staff verified that the Lactaid Tablets were not labeled with the required components.

Plan of Correction: The staff will label the box with the missing information immediately.

Disclaimer:

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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