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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
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