67:42:10:18. Fire and life safety. A licensed day care center shall comply with the construction and fire safety requirements in chapter 61:15:05. A licensed group family day care home shall comply with the fire safety requirements in chapter 61:15:06. The Department of Public Safety, the city fire inspection authority, or the city health inspection authority shall inspect the center before an initial license is issued and each year thereafter. Before an initial license is issued, the center shall provide to the department a copy of the inspection results. The inspection results must indicate compliance with the fire and life safety requirements. Each year thereafter, the center shall provide to the department a copy of the inspection results indicating continued compliance with the fire and life safety requirements.
Fire drills are required at least four times a year. The program shall conduct one tornado drill at the beginning of each summer. The program shall document completion of fire and tornado drills.
Source: SL 1975, ch 16, § 1; transferred from § 67:14:19:33, 4 SDR 10, effective August 28, 1977; transferred from § 67:41:04:24, 7 SDR 66, 7 SDR 89, effective July 1, 1981; 20 SDR 223, effective July 7, 1994; 24 SDR 76, effective December 11, 1997; 31 SDR 40, effective September 29, 2004; 39 SDR 220, effective June 27, 2013; 43 SDR 31, effective September 12, 2016.
General Authority: SDCL 26-6-16(2).
Law Implemented: SDCL 26-6-16(2).
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