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(a) A child care facility shall
(1) at or before a child's admission to the child care facility, obtain emergency information on a child from the child's parent, including
(A) information about the child's drug or other allergies;
(B) information about any medication the child is taking or medical or other treatment the child requires;
(C) information on how to contact the child's parent and at least one other local emergency contact individual;
(D) permission slips for emergency transport to health care facilities and for the provision of emergency care, signed by the parent;
(E) permission for emergency treatment; and
(F) a hospital and physician of choice as designated by the parent; and
(2) maintain the information on a form provided by the department.
(b) A child care facility may not admit a child when the child's admission would place the child care facility outside of the conditions on the child care facility's license.
(c) At or before the admission to a child care facility of a child who is identified as having special needs, the child care facility shall collaborate with the child's parent in developing and implementing a plan of care for the child. The plan of care for the child
(1) must be approved by the parent and the caregiver responsible for the care of the child and must be signed and dated by the parent, the caregiver, and the administrator of the facility;
(2) must be based on the following information, to the extent that the parent consents, in writing, to disclose the information:
(A) results of medical and developmental examinations;
(B) assessments of the child's cognitive functioning or current overall functioning;
(C) evaluations of the family's needs, concerns, and priorities;
(E) other evaluations as needed;
(3) must address any specific services the child care facility will provide in functional outcome objectives along with the designated responsibility for provision and financing;
(4) must list any additional services, including educational or therapeutic services, that the child is receiving from other service providers, and must identify the providers of those services; and
(5) may contain permission from the parent for the child care facility to contact providers of additional services and the child's IFSP coordinator, if any.
(d) Repealed 10/4/2002.
(e) A child care facility shall review information provided about a child under (c) of this section in order to determine whether the child care facility can satisfy the child's needs. If, after reviewing that information and the application, the child care facility determines it can satisfy the child's needs, the child care facility may admit the child. If the child care facility has reason to believe that, even with reasonable accommodation, the child care facility cannot meet the needs of the child, the child care facility may deny admission to the child.
History: Eff. 1/1/96, Register 136; am 3/1/98, Register 145; am 2/8/2002, Register 161; am 10/3/2002, Register 163; am 10/4/2002, Register 163
Authority: AS 14.37.020
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