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28 Pa. Code § 17.51. Minimum program activities.


§ 17.51. Minimum program activities.

 The following shall be considered minimum activities in the school sanitation program:

   (1)  Inspections. Inspections shall conform with the following:

     (i)   Inspections of public schools shall be made throughout the year as often as necessary to maintain satisfactory compliance with applicable rules, regulations, and standards of DER or with local health regulations in effect.

     (ii)   Licensed private academic schools shall be inspected as requested by the Division of Facility Sanitation and Vector Control, DER.

     (iii)   Schools operated by bona fide religious institutions shall be inspected upon receipt of a request or complaint.

     (iv)   Public school inspections should be scheduled in the fall and early winter to permit the districts sufficient time to incorporate expenditure of funds in their budgets. Inspection priority in schools shall be given to facilities having food service, private water supplies and onlot sewage disposal.

   (2)  Plan review. Plans and specifications for new and remodeled schools shall be reviewed prior to construction of such facilities to ensure compliance with the provisions of 25 Pa. Code (relating to environmental protection).

   (3)  Rules and regulations. The provisions of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 171 (relating to schools) shall be the basis for minimum requirements in schools.

   (4)  Educational programs. Educational activities should include training programs for school administrators, operators of licensed private academic schools, employes, and pupils in the schools to increase the knowledge and awareness of environmental health principles and practices.

   (5)  Meetings. Local health departments are required to attend periodic meetings with DER for the purpose of program planning, development, reporting, evaluation, and coordination to provide an orderly, efficient delivery of this environmental health program on a Statewide basis.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  17.3 (relating to meetings).

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