Parents Administration of Medication Resource Information

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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, is it is inevitable that children will get sick. Parents and providers must work together to prepare for illnesses ahead of time. Do you know if your provider is authorized to administer medications, if needed? Have you asked to read your provider's health care plan? The answers to these questions are important.

If you are a parent or guardian with a child attending a licensed or registered day care program or if your child is receiving state subsidized child care funds, your child's caretaker may only administer medication to your child if he/she has been approved to do so by the Office of Children and Family Services.

Here are some important points to know:

Health and Infection Control Regulations

To read the Health and Infection Control regulations in their entirety, see the NYS child care regulations.