Made available by Touch N' Go Systems, Inc., and the
Law Offices of James B. Gottstein.

You can also go to The Alaska Legal Resource Center or search the entire website search.

Touch N' Go, the DeskTop In-and-Out Board makes your office run smoother. Visit Touch N' Go's Website to see how.
Title 4 . Education and Early Development
Chapter 62 . (Repealed)
Section 440. Medication

4 AAC 62.440. Medication

A child care facility may administer medication only under the following conditions:

(1) the child care facility shall first obtain written permission from the child's parent or shall document telephone permission from the child's parent to administer any medication to the child, including commonly used nonprescription medication, as specified in (3) of this section or contained in the first aid kit required by 4 AAC 62.520(j) ;

(2) over-the-counter medication provided by the child's parent must be in the original container and labeled with the child's name;

(3) the child care facility shall have a policy for the use of any commonly used, nonprescription medication for oral or topical use kept on hand by the child care facility for any child, with parental consent, for whom the medication may be indicated;

(4) prescription medicine must be kept in

(A) the original container showing the date filled, the expiration date, instructions, and the physician's or other medical professional's name; or

(B) medicine sets filled by a pharmacist or licensed medical professional; the prescription date filled, the expiration date, instructions, and the physician's or other medical professional's name must be retained;

(5) over-the-counter drugs, such as non-aspirin fever reducers, naturopathic remedies, vitamin and mineral supplements, diaper ointments and powders, sun screen, and insect repellent, may be given only at the dose, duration, and method of administration specified on the manufacturer's label;

(6) in a child care facility with one or more employees, only a designated employee may administer medication; the designated employee shall record and initial the time each dose is administered;

(7) unused medication must be returned to the parent in a child care facility when it is no longer needed;

(8) information obtained upon admission under 4 AAC 62.300(a) (1) must be reviewed and updated at least quarterly and more often when a parent provides changed or additional information.

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

Authority: AS 14.37.020


Note to HTML Version:

The Alaska Administrative Code was automatically converted to HTML from a plain text format. Every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, but neither Touch N' Go Systems nor the Law Offices of James B. Gottstein can be held responsible for any possible errors. This version of the Alaska Administrative Code is current through June, 2006.

If it is critical that the precise terms of the Alaska Administrative Code be known, it is recommended that more formal sources be consulted. Recent editions of the Alaska Administrative Journal may be obtained from the Alaska Lieutenant Governor's Office on the world wide web. If any errors are found, please e-mail Touch N' Go systems at E-mail. We hope you find this information useful. Copyright 2006. Touch N' Go Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Last modified 7/05/2006