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PDFWAC 110-145-1835

Am I required to assess a child's need for immediate medical attention?

(1) When a child first enters out-of-home care (other than overnight youth shelters) you must ensure that a child receives an initial health screen or physical exam as soon as possible but no later than five days after the child enters your program. The initial health screen involves a review of the child for any health needs requiring immediate attention. You do not need to take a child to get this screen if you received the child directly from a hospital, pediatric interim care, or the child is receiving services through a child advocacy center or sexual assault clinic.
(2) You must also make reasonable attempts to obtain the following health history:
(a) Allergies;
(b) All currently prescribed medications; and
(c) Any special physical or mental health issues.
(3) If the child remains in placement beyond seventy-two hours, you must contact the child's DSHS worker, child placing agency, parent, or legal guardian to obtain the following information:
(a) The date of the child's last physical and dental exam;
(b) A history of immunizations; and
(c) Clinical and medical diagnoses and treatment plans.
(4) When a child leaves the facility, the health history of the child must be provided to the child's DSHS worker or the next caregiver.
(5) You should refer to the department of health's dental care brochure as a guide for ensuring proper dental care for children.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-145-1835, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.010, 74.15.030, 74.15.040, 74.15.090, 74.13.031, 74.39A.056, 43.43.832. WSR 18-11-138, § 388-145-1835, filed 5/23/18, effective 6/23/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-145-1835, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]
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