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8.24.250 Policies of Child Caring Institutions.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 138428, effective July 27, 1974.)

A.  The kitchen, dining room, toilets and rooms where patients are confined, shall be screened and measures installed for the prevention and destruction of flies, vermin or rodents.

B.  All institutions shall furnish wholesome food which shall be stored, prepared, cooked and served under sanitary conditions and shall at all times be protected from dust, flies, vermin and other contamination.

C.  The serving of raw milk is prohibited.

D.  Covered metal garbage containers must be provided in sufficient number to care for the daily needs of the institution.  Garbage cans shall be kept covered and thoroughly cleaned after they are emptied.  The garbage shall be disposed of in such a manner that there will be no nuisance condition created.

E.  All children shall be treated kindly and in no instance shall a child be subject to corporal punishment.

F.  There shall be attached to the staff, a physician of good professional standing, duly licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the State, and who shall be responsible for health supervision and medical care, including health examinations on admission and at subsequent intervals, and control of communicable disease.  At the time of admission, an effort should be made to obtain a list of communicable diseases, immunizations, and other significant information concerning the child’s health.

G.  Each child shall have a health record showing growth and development, accidents, illness and other pertinent information.  Dental care should be provided.

H.  In the event of a communicable disease occurring in the institution, the Bureau of Health, or the City Health Officer must be notified immediately by telephone.

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