Health and Safety Requirements for Centers

We Can Do Better: 2011 Update
Heath and Safety Requirements for Child Care Centers

State Immunizations Guidance / discipline Diapering / handwashing Fire drills Medicine administration Placing infants on their backs to sleep Emergency preparedness Playground surfaces under outdoor equipment Hazardous material Incidence reporting Allows corporal punishment
Alabama Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Alaska Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Arizona Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Arkansas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
California Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Colorado Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Connecticut Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Delaware Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Department Of Defense Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
District Of Columbia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Florida Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Georgia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Hawaii Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Idaho Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes No Yes
Illinois Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Indiana Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Iowa Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Kansas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Kentucky Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Louisiana Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Maryland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Massachusetts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Michigan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Minnesota Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Mississippi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Missouri Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Montana Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Nebraska Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Nevada Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
New Hampshire Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
New Jersey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
New Mexico Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
New York Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
North Carolina Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
North Dakota Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No
Ohio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Oklahoma Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Oregon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Pennsylvania Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Rhode Island Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
South Carolina Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Dakota Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Tennessee Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Texas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Utah Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Vermont Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Virginia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Washington Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
West Virginia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Wisconsin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Wyoming Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Source: NACCRRA (2011). We Can Do Better: 2011 Update, NACCRRA's Ranking of State Child Care Center Regulations and Oversight