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340:110-1-8.5. Administrative differential quality rating and improvement certification criteria
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Issued 7-1-12

 

(a) Criteria one star plus centers.  Administrative criteria listed in (1) – (5) of this subsection are required.

  • (1) At least annually, the director or supervising staff evaluates staff in writing using the Oklahoma Core Competencies and develops the educational professional development plan.
  • (2) All staff have access to licensing requirements.
  • (3) The center provides an employee handbook for staff and includes information on hiring and firing, job duties and responsibilities, professional development requirements, child abuse reporting, and personnel attendance policy.
  • (4) The facility is registered as a direct care organization with the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry.
  • (5) Staff counted in staff-child ratio are members of the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry and have current professional development ladder certificates.  New staff must be listed on the registry within 12 months of employment.  • 1

(b) Criteria two star and three star centers.  Administrative criteria listed in subsection (a) and (1) – (2) of this subsection are required.

  • (1) A policy and procedure manual is maintained on site for staff and includes the program's mission or vision statement, information on organizational structure, code of professional conduct, and the center's discipline philosophy.
  • (2) A minimum of two staff meetings are conducted annually and include time to discuss quality and its impact on the facility.

(c) Criteria one star plus homes.  Administrative criteria listed in (1) – (2) of this subsection are required.

  • (1) The primary caregiver is a member of the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry and has a current professional development ladder certificate.  • 2
  • (2) Assistant caregivers are members of the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry and have current professional development ladder certificates.  • 3

(d) Criteria two and three star homes.  Administrative criteria listed in subsection (c) and (1) - (2) of this subsection are required.

  • (1) The owner or primary caregiver has a written job description for any assistant caregiver that defines the assistant's responsibilities.
  • (2) Assistants are evaluated in writing annually by the owner or primary caregiver, including developing the educational professional development plan.

INSTRUCTIONS TO STAFF 340:110-1-8.5

 

Issued 7-1-12

 

1. Verification of registration will occur as licensing reviews professional development records for compliance with training criteria.  Registration for staff employed prior to July 1, 2012, will be due by the end of the month of their employment anniversary.  Registration for staff employed on or after July 1, 2012, will be due by the end of their 12th month of their first year of employment.

2. Verification of registration will occur as licensing reviews professional development records for compliance with training criteria.  Registration for primary caregiver/owners will be due during the month of their license application date.

3. Verification of registration will occur as licensing reviews professional development records for compliance with training criteria. Registration for assistant caregivers employed prior to July 1, 2012, will be due by the end of the month of their employment anniversary.  Registration for assistant caregivers employed on or after July 1, 2012, will be due by the end of their 12th month of their first year of employment.

Last Updated:  6/26/2012