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Effort Baptist Church
7820 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
Palmyra, VA 22963
(434) 808-2447

VDSS Contact: Michelle W. Argenbright (540) 848-4123

Inspection Date: Oct. 1, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies
54.1-3408 Must be MAT Certified.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection of religious exempt requirements was conducted on 10/1/18 from 10:45 am until 3:25 pm. At the time of the inspection 49 children were in care with 9 staff. The sample size consisted of eight children's records, five staff's records, and one child's medication documentation. Children and staff were observed during free indoor and outdoor play, diapering, bathroom break, hand washing, snack, nap, transition, departure, and behavioral management. The violations from the previous inspection were reviewed for current compliance. Repeat violations were found. All violations found during this inspection are identified on the violation notice. If you have questions or concerns contact the licensing inspector at (540) 292-5933 for further assistance.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to obtain a search of central registry and prior to 1/22/18 criminal background check within 30 days of employment. Evidence: 1. The record for staff 1 documents the start date as 6/10/15. The record for staff 1 does not contain documentation of a search of the central registry being completed. 2. The record for staff 2 documents the start date as 7/25/17. The criminal record check is dated 9/14/17 and the central registry is dated 10/4/17. 3. The record for staff 4 documents the start date as 7/26/16. The record for staff 4 does not contain documentation of a search of the central registry being completed. 4. The record for staff 5 documents the start date as 6/20/18. The record for staff 5 does not contain documentation of a search of the central registry being completed.

Plan of Correction: Central registry background checks will be completed for staff 1 and staff 4. In the future the central registry background checks will be a part of the new hire packet and be mailed within seven days of hire. Fingerprint background checks currently take the place of criminal background checks and will be completed prior to the staff starting employment.

Standard #: 63.2-1716-A-4
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure staff are certified by a practicing physician to be free from any disability which would prevent him/her from caring for children under his/her supervision at the time of employment and yearly there after. Evidence: 1. The record for staff 5 documents the start date as 6/20/18. The signed physician health form is dated 9/11/14. 2. The director stated staff 5 returned to work at the center on 6/20/18 after being gone two to three years. A physician health form was not updated at the time of rehire.

Plan of Correction: Staff 5 will be required to provide a physician health form as soon as an appointment can be made. In the future the new hire packet has been updated to include the physician health form and new staff will be advised they cannot start employment until the physician health form is completed.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure all staff hired after 1/22/18 completed fingerprint background checks prior to employment. Evidence: 1. The record for staff 5 documents the start date as 6/20/18. The record did not contain documentation of a fingerprint background check. 2. The director stated they did not have a fingerprint background check for staff 5.

Plan of Correction: The fingerprint background check for staff 5 was completed on 10/4/18 and a copy was forwarded to the licensing inspector for review. In the future the new hire packet has been updated to include directions to complete fingerprint background checks and new staff will be advised they cannot start employment until the fingerprint results are received.

Standard #: 63.2.1720.1-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to obtain a search of central registry and criminal background check every five years for one staff. Evidence: 1. The record for staff 3 documents the start date at 3/25/10. The central registry check in the filed is dated 9/26/11 and the criminal background check is dated 9/20/11. 2. The director verified they dates of the background checks in the file.

Plan of Correction: Staff 3 completed a fingerprint background check on 6/14/18. an updated central registry will be completed for staff 3.

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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