California Health And Safety Code Section 1596.866

(a) (1) In addition to any other required training, atleast one director or teacher at each day care center, and eachfamily day care home licensee who provides care, shall have at least15 hours of health and safety training. (2) The training shall include the following components: (A) Pediatric first aid. (B) Pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). (C) A preventative health practices course or courses that includeinstruction in the recognition, management, and prevention ofinfectious diseases, including immunizations, and prevention ofchildhood injuries. (3) The training may include instruction in sanitary foodhandling, child nutrition, emergency preparedness and evacuation,caring for children with special needs, and identification andreporting of signs and symptoms of child abuse. (b) Day care center directors and licensees of large family daycare homes shall ensure that at least one staff member who has acurrent course completion card in pediatric first aid and pediatricCPR issued either by the American Red Cross or the American HeartAssociation, or by a training program that has been approved by theEmergency Medical Services Authority pursuant to this section andSection 1797.191, shall be onsite at all times when children arepresent at the facility, and shall be present with the children whenchildren are offsite from the facility for facility activities.Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to require, in theevent of an emergency, additional staff members, who are onsite whenchildren are present at the facility, to have a current coursecompletion card in pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR. (c) (1) The completion of health and safety training by allpersonnel and licensees described in subdivision (a) shall be acondition of licensure. (2) Training in pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR by personsdescribed in subdivisions (a) and (b) shall be current at all times.Training in preventive health practices as described in subparagraph(C) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) is a one-time-onlyrequirement for persons described in subdivision (a). (3) The department shall issue a provisional license for otherwisequalified applicants who are not in compliance with this section.This provisional license shall expire 90 days after the date ofissuance and shall not be extended. (4) A notice of deficiency shall be issued by the department atthe time of a site visit to any licensee who is not in compliancewith this section. The licensee shall, at the time the notice isissued, develop a plan of correction to correct the deficiency within90 days of receiving the notice. The facility's license may berevoked if it fails to correct the deficiency within the 90-dayperiod. Section 1596.890 shall not apply to this paragraph. (d) Completion of the training required pursuant to subdivisions(a) and (b) shall be demonstrated, upon request of the licensingagency, by the following: (1) Current pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR coursecompletion cards issued either by the American Red Cross or theAmerican Heart Association, or by a training program approved by theEmergency Medical Services Authority pursuant to Section 1797.191. (2) (A) A course completion card for a preventive health practicescourse or courses as described in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (2)of subdivision (a) issued by a training program approved by theEmergency Medical Services Authority pursuant to Section 1797.191. (B) Persons who, prior to the date on which the amendments to thissection enacted in 1998 become operative, have completed a course orcourses in preventive health practices as described in subparagraph(C) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), and have a certificate ofcompletion of a course or courses in preventive health practices, orcertified copies of transcripts that identify the number of hours andthe specific course or courses taken for training in preventivehealth practices, shall be deemed to have met the training inpreventive health practices. (3) In addition to training programs specified in paragraphs (1)and (2), training programs or courses in pediatric first aid,pediatric CPR, and preventive health practices offered or approved byan accredited college or university are considered to be approvedsources of training that may be used to satisfy the trainingrequirements of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a). Completion of thistraining shall be demonstrated to the licensing agency by acertificate of course completion, course completion cards, orcertified copies of transcripts that identify the number of hours andthe specified course or courses taken for the training as defined inparagraph (2) of subdivision (a). (e) The training required under subdivision (a) shall not beprovided by a home study course. This training may be providedthrough in-service training, workshops, or classes. (f) All personnel and licensees described in subdivisions (a) and(b) shall maintain current course completion cards for pediatricfirst aid and pediatric CPR issued either by the American Red Crossor the American Heart Association, or by a training program approvedby the Emergency Medical Services Authority pursuant to Section1797.191, or shall have current certification in pediatric first aidand pediatric CPR from an accredited college or university inaccordance with paragraph (3) of subdivision (d). (g) The department shall have the authority to grant exceptions tothe requirements imposed by this section in order to meet therequirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42U.S.C. Sec. 12101 et seq.). (h) The department shall adopt regulations to implement thissection.