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PDFWAC 110-305-3210

Contagious disease procedure.

(1) When a licensee or program staff person becomes aware that any program staff person or child in care has been diagnosed with any of the contagious diseases as defined in WAC 246-110-010, the licensee or designee must:
(a) Notify parents or guardians of each of the children in care within twenty-four hours; and
(b) Follow the health policy before providing care or before readmitting the program staff person or child into the child care.
(2) The licensee's health policy must include provisions for excluding or separating a child or program staff person with a contagious disease. Children with any of the following symptoms must be excluded from care until guidelines permit readmission:
(a) Fever of one hundred one degrees Fahrenheit or higher measured orally, or one hundred degrees Fahrenheit or higher measured under the armpit (axially), if the individual also has:
(i) Earache;
(ii) Headache;
(iii) Sore throat;
(iv) Rash; or
(v) Fatigue that prevents the individual from participating in regular activities;
(b) Vomiting that occurs two or more times in a twenty-four hour period;
(c) Diarrhea with three or more watery stools, or one bloody stool, in a twenty-four hour period; or
(d) Drainage of thick mucus or pus from the eye.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-305-3210, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 13-23-075, § 170-297-3210, filed 11/19/13, effective 12/20/13. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-23-057, § 170-297-3210, filed 11/19/12, effective 12/20/12.]
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