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 SECTION 7: HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA)/ ACKNOWLEGEMENTS (THIS SECTION MUST BE COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY)
 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires personally identifiable health information must be protected from disclosure and maintained in a manner to prevent inadvertent disclosure to the public and to otherwise assure the privacy of such information. Your signature on this application indicates that you agree to comply with the requirements of HIPAA by protecting the confidentiality of employee and childrenís health records in your possession.

 Chapter 386, Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires while children are in care, smoking is prohibited within the family day care home, all outdoor play areas, and in vehicles when transporting children.

 Section 402.313(1)(a)7., F.S., requires operators of family day care homes to provide proof of current immunization records. Your signature on this application indicates that you attest to keeping and maintaining current immunization records for children in care and making copies available upon request of the Department.

 Section 402.313(1)(a)8., F.S., requires operators of family day care homes to complete 10 clock hours or 1 continuing education unit of in-service training annually during the registration year. Training must be completed in any course areas relating to child care or child care management. Training may be documented on the 
 Inservice Training Record (CF-FSP 5268A) provided to you by the Department or a similar form containing all the information required on the Departmentís form. This documentation must be completed annually and made available upon request of the Department.

 Section 402.313(6), F.S., requires operators of family day care homes to complete, one time only, 0.5 continuing education unit of approved training in early literacy and language development of children from birth to 5 years of age. Training documentation such as a certificate of course completion or diploma must be maintained and made available upon request of the Department. A list of the Departmentís approved literacy training programs may be accessed by contacting the Department or by going to the Departmentís child care website at www.myflorida.com/childcare/training.

 Section 402.313(7), F.S., requires operators of family day care homes to annually complete a health and safety home inspection self-evaluation checklist. The completed checklist shall be signed by the operator of the registered family day care home and provided to each parent as certification that basic health and safety standards are being met.

 Your signature on this application indicates your understanding and compliance with all of the aforementioned statutory requirements. 
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