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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: March 3, 2017

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.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted from 10:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. There were sixteen children in care with two teachers working directly with them. There were other school personnel available to assist as needed. Four children's records were reviewed. Three records for staff were reviewed. The children upon arrival were outside playing. They were also observed learning about the artist Joan Miro, carefully using their paint brushes applying colors to the self portraits they had molded in air dry clay, listening to Vivaldi while they were painting, during free play building with blocks, looking at books, playing pretend, engaged in discussions with one another and their teachers, laughing and playing, washing their hands and during pick-up by parents. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice. Should you have any questions please telephone your licensing inspector at (540) 430-9257.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on record review the facility failed to have an updated tuberculosis screening for one staff person prior to two years from the last tuberculosis screening or test.

Evidence:

1. On 03/03/2017 the record for staff #1 was reviewed. The last documented tuberculosis screening/test for staff #1 was 10/21/20013.

2. On 03/03/2017 staff #1 confirmed there had not been an updated tuberculosis screening/test.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1 will have the tuberculosis screening immediately for the record. The staff information sheet for updating required information will be reviewed every two months in order to keep this from happening again.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review the facility failed to have updated background checks prior to before three years since the dates of the last sworn statement, most recent central registry finding and most recent criminal history record check for one staff person. Evidence: 1. On 03/03/2017 the licensing inspector reviewed the record for staff #1 the last background checks were done in 2012. 2. On 03/03/2017 staff #1 reviewed the record and confirmed the background checks had not been updated.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1 has filled out the documents and have taken them to be notarized this afternoon. We should have these back in a couple weeks depending on how long it takes for the agencies to process them. The need for background checks will be reviewed every two months.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-A
Description: Based on interview the facility did not have three references and background checks for the four board officers.

Evidence:

1. Based on interview staff #2 advised the facility would have to get these documents for the four board members listed.

Plan of Correction: We will get these documents done as required as soon as possible.

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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