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BASIS Independent McLean
8000 Jones Branch Drive
Mc lean, VA 22102
(703) 854-1253

Current Inspector: Margaret Allworth (703) 209-3521

Inspection Date: Jan. 10, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 ADMINISTRATION.
8VAC20-780 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.
8VAC20-780 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
8VAC20-780 PROGRAMS.
8VAC20-780 Special care provisions and emergencies.
8VAC20-780 SPECIAL SERVICES.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education

Technical Assistance:
During a 90 day implementation period, between 10/13/21-1/13/2022, areas of noncompliance identified with the new standards will not be cited as violations]. The following were discussed and need to be incompliance:
40.K. The center shall develop written procedures for prevention of shaken baby syndrome or abusive head trauma, including coping with crying babies, safe sleeping practices, and sudden infant death syndrome awareness.
8VAC20-780-240. Staff training orientation.
E. Within 30 days of the first day of employment, staff must complete orientation training in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as appropriate to the age of the children in care
350.F. The center shall develop and implement a written policy and procedure that describes how the center will ensure that each group of children receives care by consistent staff or team of staff members.
550.B.6. Continuity of operations to ensure that essential functions are maintained during an emergency.

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documents review, interviews) and a virtual tour of the program. A renewal inspection was initiated on 1/10/2022 and concluded on 1/10/2022. The director was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were69 children present, ranging in ages from 2 1/2 years to 5 years, with 14 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 4 child records and 4 staff records were reviewed.
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 #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on a review of staff records, staff have not obtained a copy of the results of a criminal history record information check, a sex offender registry check, and a search of the child abuse and neglect registry or equivalent registry from any state in which the individual has resided in the preceding five years.
Evidence:
Staff #2, hire date 9/14/2021 has resided in 3 different states within the past 5 years, there are no out of state background check results completed.
Staff #3, date of hire 7/12/2021 has resided in 1 state within the past 5 years, there are no out of state background check results completed.

Plan of Correction: Employees have begun process. will provide documentation when complete.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-140-A
Description: Based on a review of children records, children do not have a physical examination on file within 30 days after the first day of attendance.
Evidence: Child # 1, date of first attendance 8/23/2021 and child #2, date of first attendance 8/2020 do not have documentation of a physical examination.

Plan of Correction: Health Coordinator working to obtain.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based on a review of staff records, staff have not submitted documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening.
Evidence: The record of staff #4, hired 7/17/2021 was reviewed and there was no documentation of tuberculosis screening.

Plan of Correction: have staff complete TB screening

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on a review of staff records, a complete staff record is not kept for each staff person.
Evidence: Records were reviewed for staff #1, hire date 7/12/2021, staff #2, hire date 9/14/2021 and staff #3, hire date 7/12/2021.There was no documentation that two or more references were checked before employment.

Plan of Correction: Will complete by 2/1/2022.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-245-L
Description: Based on a review of staff records and interview, staff have not obtained within the last three years instruction in performing the daily health observation of children.
Evidence: Staff records were reviewed and interview conducted, there are currently no staff trained in the last three years in Daily Health Observation. Staff were last trained 8/11/2017.

Plan of Correction: Set up and complete DHO training.

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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