UPDATED RULE FOR FIRST AID AND CPR TRAINING
Effective October 29, 2021
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has updated rule so that all staff will need to be trained in first aid and age-appropriate CPR. This rule revision will be effective as of October 29, 2021. The rule allows the existing expectation of at least one staff member to be onsite during hours of operation until all individuals are trained. The revised Ohio Department of Education Preschool and School Age Childcare rules references the revised requirement; therefore, this change is applicable to the Ohio Department of Education licensed programs.
The Ohio Department of Education will follow the same implementation schedule as ODJFS and will not assess this requirement until May 1,2022.
Ohio Department of Education Preschool Rule 3301-37-04 Staff
(I) It is the programs responsibility to ensure the following:
(1) Each staff member has completed and is current with an approved course for age-appropriate first aid and CPR in accordance with rule 5101:2-12-10 of the Administrative Code.
Ohio Department of Education School Age Childcare (SACC) Rule 3301-32-03 Staff requirements and Ratios
(M) Each staff member shall have current valid age appropriate first aid, age appropriate CPR, child abuse recognition and prevention, and management of communicable disease certification in accordance with rule 5101:2-12-10 of the Administrative Code. A staff member with current valid age appropriate first aid and age-appropriate CPR training shall be readily available during field trips.
In-service training on age appropriate first aid, age-appropriate CPR, child abuse recognition and prevention, and management of communicable disease shall be updated according to the length of time required by the approved organization.
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Rule 5101:2-12-10 (effective date 10/29/21)
(1) All childcare staff members are to be currently trained in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) appropriate for the age and developmental levels of the children in care.
(a) First aid and CPR trainings are to be completed within the first ninety days of hire.
(b) Until all required individuals are current in the trainings, at a minimum, the center is to have at least one trained childcare staff member on-site (in each building) during all hours of operation who meets this requirement.