(1)No prescription medication or non-prescription medication, including, but not limited to, pain relievers, sunscreen, cough syrup, diapering and first aid ointments or nose drops, may be given to a child except under the following conditions:
(a)A signed, dated, written authorization by the parent(s) is on file;
(b)Prescription medication is in the original container and labeled with the child’s name, name of the drug, dosage, directions for administering, date, and physician’s name;
(c)Non-prescription medication is in the original container, labeled with the child’s name, dosage, and directions for administering; and
(d)A written record of all medications administered listing, as a minimum, the name of the child, type of medication, the signature of the person administering the medication, date, time, and dosage given, shall be kept.
(2)All medications shall be:
(a)Secured in a tightly-covered container with a child-proof lock or latch; and
(b)Stored in an area not used by children.
(3)Medications requiring refrigeration shall be kept in the refrigerator in a separate tightly-covered container, with a child-proof lock or latch, clearly marked “medication”.
(4)Sunscreen is considered a non-prescription medication and may be used for child care children under the following conditions:
(a)Providers must obtain written parental authorization prior to using sunscreen.
(b)One container of sunscreen may be used for child care children unless a parent supplies an individual container for their child. The sunscreen shall be applied in a manner that prevents contaminating the container.
(A)Parents must be informed of the type of product and the sun protective factor (SPF).
(B)Parents must be given the opportunity to inspect the product and active ingredients.
(c)If sunscreen is supplied for an individual child care child, the sunscreen must be labeled with the child’s first and last name and must be used for only that child.
(d)Providers must reapply sunscreen every two hours while the child care children are exposed to the sun.
(e)Providers shall use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher and must be labeled as “Broad Spectrum”.
(f)Providers shall not use aerosol sunscreens on child care children.
(g)Sunscreen shall not be used on child care children younger than six months.
(h)Child care children over six years of age may apply sunscreen to themselves under the direct supervision of the provider or staff member.
(5)Parent(s) shall be informed daily of medication administered to their child.
Rule 414-300-0230 — Medications,