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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: April 14, 2022 and April 28, 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.
8VAC20-820 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Comments:
A monitoring inspection was conducted on 04/28/2022. There were 4 children present with 2 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 5child records and 2 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 #: 8VAC20-780-160-C
Description: Based upon review of staff records, the facility has not ensured that staff have obtained and submitted the results of a follow-up tuberculosis screening at least every two years.
Evidence:
1. The most recent tuberculosis screening in the record for staff 1 is dated3/6/2020.
2/ The most recent tuberculosis screening in the record for staff 2 is dated 2/1/2019.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following:
All staff records will be checked to ensure that tuberculosis screenings are obtained at least every 2 years.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-M
Description: Based upon observation and staff interview, the facility has not ensured that the list of children with allergies, food sensitivities and dietary restrictions is dated and kept in a confidential place in each room or area in which children are present.
Evidence:
1. The facility has a list of children with allergies, dietary restrictions and food sensitivities posted in the kitchen, however it is not dated. There is not a listing of the allergies/sensitivities/restrictions kept confidentially in each classroom in use by children.
2. Staff 1 acknowledged that the listing in the kitchen is not dated and a master list is not kept in each classroom where children are present.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following:
A master chart with children's allergies, food sensitivities and dietary restrictions will be created, dated and distributed to each teacher to keep in a folder with each classroom's attendance sheets.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based upon observation, the facility has not ensured that equipment is maintained to be in operable condition.
Evidence:
The kitchen sink was observed to have a slow running leak that would not shut off.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following:
A plumber will be contacted to replace the washer or faucet so that there is no longer a leak.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based upon observation and staff interview, the facility has not ensured that where playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing complies with minimum safety standards in accordance with the procedures described in the American Society for testing and Materials standard F1292-99 (Compressed Loose Fill Synthetic Materials Depth Chart) in a fall zone that encompasses sufficient area to include the child's trajectory in the event of a fall.
Evidence:
1. The facility has installed a Lifetime Adventure Tower on the playground. Shredded rubber mulch has been placed under the tower to a depth averaging 1 1/2 inches.
2. Staff 1 verified that the rubber mulch was only 1 1/2 inches in depth.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following:
We will research the feasibility of installing shredded rubber mulch to the required 6 inch depth. If mulch is not going to be obtained, the tower will be removed. In the interim, children will not be allowed access to the tower. Children will be
transported daily to the local park for outdoor play until the playground is brought into compliance

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-P
Description: Based upon review of records and staff interview, the facility has not maintained a written record of children's injuries that includes all requirement documentation.
Evidence:
1. A written injury report dated 11/1/2021 in the record of child 4 did not include either two staff signatures or a staff signature and a parent signature. Only 1 signature (the signature of a staff person) was on the report.
2. Staff 1 verified that only 1 staff signature was on the report.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following:
All injury reports will include all required documentation. All staff will be reminded of this requirement and administrative staff will review for complete information prior to filing the report in the child's record.

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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