Provider Administration of Medication Resource Information

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Provider Compliance

Most children in the United States younger than age 6 spend significant time in child care settings outside the home. Keeping children safe and healthy is the goal of the parent and the child's caretaker. Despite the best care practices, it is inevitable that children will get sick. Parents and providers must work together to prepare for illnesses ahead of time. Are you, as a provider of day care, authorized to administer medications, if needed? Does your health care plan meet the needs of the children in your care? The answers to these questions are important.

If you are a licensed or registered day care provider or a legally exempt child care provider, who provides state subsidized child care, and you choose to administer medication to children in your care you must be in compliance with the applicable child day care regulations.

Health Care Consultants

How to locate a Health Care Consultant

To locate a CCR&R in your area contact your licensor or registrar or visit the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies page. It is also important to note that under no circumstances is any provider required to use the health care consultant services offered by the CCR&R's. Providers may employ a private consultant.

How to verify that your health care consultant is currently licensed to practice in New York State

Health care consultants must have a valid New York State license to practice as a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or registered nurse. The NYS Education Department, Office of the Professions will verify a consultant's license on line at: or you may contact the Office of Professions at:

The Office of Professions
at New York State Education Department

Office of the Professions
Education Building - 2nd floor
Albany, NY 12234
Telephone: (518) 474-3817

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