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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


WAC 388-150-290
Water Safety

(1) The licensee shall maintain the following water safety precautions when the child uses an on-premises swimming Pool, wading pool, or natural body of water, or enters the water on a field trip by ensuring:

(a) The on-premises pool or natural body of water is inaccessible to the child when not in use;

(b) During the child's use of a wading pool, an adult with current CPR training supervises the child at all times; and

(c) During the child's use of a swimming pool or open body of water, a certified lifeguard is present at all times, in addition to required staff.

(2) The licensee shall daily empty and clean portable wading pools when in use.

(3) The licensee shall not permit the child to use or access a hot tub, spa, whirlpool, tank, or similar equipment.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 90-23-078 (Order 3103), § 388-150-290, filed 11/20/90, effective 12/21/90.]


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