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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: Jan. 15, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, necessary due to a state of emergency health pandemic declared by the Governor of Virginia.

A monitoring inspection was initiated on January 15, 2021 and concluded on January 22, 2021. The director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were twelve children in the care of three staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed two children?s records and three staff records submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliances with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the facility.

Please complete the plan of correction and date to be corrected sections for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 5 business days from today. You will need to specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. Just writing the word `corrected? is not acceptable. Your plan of correction must contain: 1) steps to correct the noncompliance with the standard(s): 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventive measure(s).

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on record review, program did not ensure that a sworn statement was completed prior to first date of employment.

Evidence: 1. Employment date for Staff #3 was 1/11/21. 2. An incomplete sworn statement was in file dated 1/14/21. 3. A completed form was received 1/22/21.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4
Description: Based on record review, program did not ensure that the results of a criminal history record information check and sex offender registry check from any state in which the applicant has resided in the preceding five years was obtained.

Evidence: 1. The date of employment for Staff #2 was 1/11/21. 2. The file did not contain sex offender check results from either of the two states in which she had resided in the previous five years. 3. The file did not contain criminal history check results from one of the states in which she had resided in the previous five years.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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