(a) A licensed day care center shall have a written plan for evacuation in the event of fire, natural disaster, or other threatening situation that may pose a health or safety hazard to the children in the center. The plan shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 38-7B-1

  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(1) A designated relocation site and evacuation route.

(2) Procedures for notifying parents of the relocation and ensuring family reunification.

(3) Procedures to address the needs of individual children including children with special needs.

(4) Instructions relating to the training of staff or the reassignment of staff duties, as appropriate.

(5) Coordination with local emergency management officials.

(6) A program to ensure that appropriate staff are familiar with the components of the plan for evacuation.

(b) A licensed day care center shall update the plan for evacuation by December 31 of each year.

(c) A licensed day care center shall retain an updated copy of the plan for evacuation, provide an updated copy to appropriate local emergency management officials, and provide a copy to the parent, custodian, or guardian of each child at the time of the child’s enrollment in the day care center and when the plan is updated.

(Act 2009-456, p. 794, §1.)