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Gifted Minds Academy, Inc.
3500 King Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 399-1920

Current Inspector: Emily Walsh (757) 404-2575

Inspection Date: Sept. 28, 2021 and Oct. 6, 2021

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.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documents review, interview and a virtual tour of the program.

A renewal inspection was initiated on 9/28/2021 and concluded on 10/6/2021. The director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 2 children present and 2 staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 2 children?s records and 2 staff records, along with any requested program records submitted by the facility to determine if required documentation was complete.

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

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based upon review of two staff records and staff interview, the facility has not ensured that tuberculosis screenings for staff are obtained at least every two years.
Evidence:
1. The most recent tuberculosis screening in the record provided for staff 1 is dated 9/18/2019.
2. The most recent tuberculosis screening in the record provided for staff 2 is dated 9/13/2019.
3. Staff 1 verified the dates of the tuberculosis screenings for staff 1 and staff 2.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following:
Staff 1 and staff 2 will obtain new tuberculosis screenings. In the future, staff will be sent for new tuberculosis screenings prior to two years from the most recent screenings.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based upon review of documents, the facility has not ensured that an annual fire inspection from the appropriate fire official is obtained.
Evidence:
The most recent fire department inspection provided and posted was on 1/3/2020.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following:
We will contact the local fire department to schedule an inspection as soon as possible. If an inspection cannot be scheduled, we will document our efforts to obtain an inspection.

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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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