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55 Pa. Code § 3280.23. Departmental access.

§ 3280.23. Departmental access.

 (a)  A staff person shall provide to agents of the Department immediate access to the facility and, upon request, to the children and the files and records.

 (b)  An inspection will be conducted during normal business hours except when there is reasonable cause to believe that inspections at other times are necessary to detect violations of applicable statutes and regulations.

 (c)  An agent of the Department will inspect compliance with this chapter in all areas of the facility premises that are accessible to children.

 (d)  An agent of the Department will annually conduct at least one onsite unannounced inspection of a child care facility.

 (e)  An announced inspection will be conducted by the Department prior to the issuance of the initial certificate of compliance.

 (f)  A valid photo identification of the primary staff person or designated staff person who is responsible for compliance with this chapter shall be provided to the agent of the Department at the time of inspection.


   The provisions of this §  3280.23 amended under Articles IX and X of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. § §  901—922 and 1001—1088).


   The provisions of this §  3280.23 amended May 23, 2008, effective September 22, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 2437; amended December 18, 2020, effective December 19, 2020, 50 Pa.B. 7133. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (335071).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3280.11 (relating to application for and issuance of a certificate of compliance); and 55 Pa. Code §  3280.221 (relating to requirements specific to school-age programs).

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