c. The inspection checklist for CDS facilities contains basic items that serve
as guidelines for the inspection. A good inspector will utilize personal knowledge
and experience in addition to the checklist.
d. Several authorities have responsibility for sanitation and safety at Army
The post commander has overall responsibility for CDS facilities at
(2) The medical authority monitors CDS facilities and establishes liaison
with civilian agencies.
(3) The Child Care Advisory Council establishes and reviews policy for
post CDS facilities. The Council is particularly interested in aspects not covered in
e. The basic health problems in CDS facilities are the control of
communicable diseases, especially childhood diseases, and the prevention of
injuries. The goal of CDS facilities inspections is to prevent these problems.
f. The PVNTMED specialist and the community health nurse frequently visit
facilities together. The nurse is concerned with professional aspects of disease
prevention and childcare. The PVNTMED specialist checks the CDS facilities for
hazardous conditions and recommends preventive measures.