CCDBG Health and Safety Training Now Required in Washoe County
Posted Friday, March 8, 2019 by Shelly Nye
New Health and Safety training requirements were adopted into State Child Care Licensing regulations in February of last year (2018). Since that time, providers working in facilities licensed by the State have been required to complete additional initial training in Building and Physical Premises Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Medication Administration and Food Allergies, Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) and Transportation Safety within 120 days of their hire date (or by their facility’s annual licensure date if already employed at the time of adoption).
The new requirements could not go into effect in Washoe County until the new regulations were approved by the Washoe County Commissioner's Office. These regulations were approved and codified on February 12, 2019, which means that providers working in facilities regulated by Washoe County Child Care Licensing are now also required to complete the additional health and safety trainings. Facilities in Washoe County are encouraged to contact their Licensing Surveyor for more information about the phase-in/implementation schedule.
The Nevada Registry has developed several resources to help you navigate all of the initial training courses and to find training to meet the new training requirements.