Regulations permit child care providers to give prescription and non-prescription medication to children in care under certain conditions with prior written permission (Section A) from the child’s parent. A separate form is needed for each prescription or non-prescription medication to be administered to the child.
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS AND NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS: Prescription medications must be in a container labeled by the pharmacy or physician with the child’s name, dosage, and expiration date. At least one dose of prescription medication must be given at home prior to the child’s arrival at the child care facility. Non-prescription medications must be in the original manufacturer’s container labeled with instructions for dosage and expiration date. Except for OCC approved topical medications, a provider may administer only one dose of nonprescription medication to a child per illness unless a licensed health practitioner provides written approval (Section B) of the administration of the nonprescription medication and the dosage. All medication shall be administered according to the instructions on the label of the medication container. If Section B is not signed by the health practitioner, the health practitioner may give oral permission and instructions to the parent directly. If oral permission and instruction is given, the parent must complete Sections B and C below.
Signature of Parent/Guardian: _________________________________________ Date: ___________________
PHYSICIAN’S APPROVAL IF MORE THAN
ONE DOSE OF NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION IS TO BE GIVEN
(OTHER THAN OCC APPROVED TOPICAL MEDICATIONS)
Instructions for more than one dose of a non-prescription medication:
Note any side effects of this medication:
Note any reasons or conditions when this medication should be stopped or not given:
Signature of Health Practitioner:
Stamp, Print or Type Name of Health Practitioner:
If Section B is not signed by the health practitioner, the health practitioner may give oral permission and instructions to the parent directly. If oral permission and instruction is given, the parent must complete Section B and the following:
Name of Practitioner Giving Oral Advice to Parent:
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Except for the application of a nonprescription diaper rash treatment, sunscreen, or insect repellent supplied by the child’s parent, each administration of a medication to the child shall be noted in the child’s record. Keep this form in the child’s permanent record while the child remains in the care of this provider or facility.
Date of Birth:
REACTIONS OBSERVED (IF ANY)
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