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PDFWAC 110-305-3315

Medication management.

(1) The child care program's health care policy must include:
(a) Medication management;
(b) Safe medication storage; and
(c) Whether the licensee chooses to give medications to children in care.
(2) If the licensee chooses to give medications to children in care, the program policy must include:
(a) How giving medications will be documented (medication log), including documenting when a medication is given or not given as prescribed or as indicated on the permission form; and
(b) Permission to give medications to a child signed by the child's parent or guardian, and by a licensed medical professional when appropriate.
(3) Only a trained and authorized program staff person may give medication or observe a child taking his or her own medication as described in WAC 170-297-3550.
(4) Prior to being authorized to give medications to children in care, the licensee or trained and authorized program staff person must complete medication management training.
(5) If the licensee chooses not to give any medications to children in care, the licensee or designee must inform parents in the parent/guardian handbook.
(6) If the licensee or program staff person decides not to give a specific medication to a child after having received written permission by the child's parent or guardian, the licensee or program staff person must immediately notify the parent or guardian of the decision to not give the medication.
(7) The licensee and program staff must make reasonable accommodations and give medication if a child has a condition where the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) would apply.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-305-3315, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-23-057, § 170-297-3315, filed 11/19/12, effective 12/20/12.]
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