OAR 414-350-0180
Illness or Injury


A provider shall not admit, or retain in care, a child who:


Is diagnosed as having or being a carrier of a child care-restrictable disease, as defined in Department of Human Services administrative rules, OAR 333-019-0010 (Disease Related School, Child Care, and Worksite Restrictions: Imposition of Restrictions); or


Has one of the following symptoms, or combination of symptoms, of illness:


Diarrhea (more than one abnormally loose, runny, watery or bloody stool);




Fever over 100 degrees F taken under the arm;


Severe cough;


Unusual yellow color to skin or eyes;


Skin or eye lesions or rashes that are severe, weeping, or pus-filled;


Stiff neck and headache with one or more of the symptoms listed above;


Difficult breathing or abnormal wheezing; or


Complaints of severe pain.


A child who, after being admitted, shows signs of illness, as defined in subsection (1) of this rule, shall be isolated and the parent(s) notified and asked to remove the child from the home as soon as possible.


If a child has mild cold symptoms that do not impair his/her functioning, the child may remain in the home and the parent(s) notified when they pick up the child.


A specific place for isolating a child who becomes ill shall be provided. The isolation area shall be:


Located where the child can be seen and heard by a caregiver; and


Equipped with a cot, mat, or bed for each sick child.


All caregivers shall take appropriate precautions to prevent shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma.


The provider shall identify a licensed physician, hospital, or clinic to be used for emergency medical care:


The provider shall have written procedures for taking a child to emergency medical care;


In the event of an illness or injury which requires immediate medical care, the provider is responsible for securing such care and notifying the parent(s).


First aid supplies and a chart or handbook of first aid instructions shall be maintained in one identified place but kept out of reach of children:


The first aid supplies shall include bandaids, adhesive tape, sterile gauze pads, soap or sealed antiseptic towelettes or solution to be used as a wound cleaning agent, scissors, disposable plastic gloves for handling blood spills, chlorine bleach for sanitizing after a blood spill, a sanitary temperature taking device, and CPR mouthgards; and


First aid supplies shall be taken on all field trips.


Injuries or accidents shall be reported to the child’s parent(s) on the day of occurrence:


A written report of the injury or accident shall be maintained on file;


The report shall include the date, child’s full name, nature of the injury, witnesses, action taken, and the signatures of the provider and parent(s); and


The injury to or death of a child shall be reported to OCC in accordance with OAR 414-350-0050 (General Requirements)(11)(a) and (c).


No prescription or non-prescription medication, including, but not limited to, pain relievers, sunscreen, cough syrup, diapering and first aid ointments or nose drops, shall be given to a child except under the following conditions:


A signed, dated, written authorization from the parent(s) is on file;


Prescription medication is in the original container and labeled with the child’s name, the name of the drug, dosage, directions for administering, date and physician’s name;


Non-prescription medication is in the original container, labeled with the child’s name, the dosage, and directions for administering;


A written record of all medications administered, listing, as a minimum, the name of the child, type of medication, the signature of the caregiver administering the medication, date, time, and dosage given, shall be kept;


All medications shall be secured in a tightly-covered container with a child-proof lock or latch and stored so that they are not accessible to children;


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”; and


Parent(s) shall be informed daily of medication administered to their child.


Sunscreen is considered a non-prescription medication and may be used for child care children under the following conditions:


Providers must obtain written parental authorization prior to using sunscreen.


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.


Parents must be informed of the type of product and the sun protective factor (SPF).


Parents must be given the opportunity to inspect the product and active ingredients.


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.


Providers must reapply sunscreen every two hours while the child care children are exposed to the sun.


Providers shall use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher and must be labeled as “Broad Spectrum”.


Providers shall not use aerosol sunscreens on child care children.


Sunscreen shall not be used on child care children younger than six months.


Child care children over six years of age may apply sunscreen to themselves under the direct supervision of the provider or staff member.


Parents of all children enrolled in the certified family child care home shall be informed of any outbreak of communicable disease within the facility.


If a child with allergies is enrolled who needs a specific plan for caring for that child, such a plan shall be developed in writing between the provider, parents, and if necessary, outside specialists. All staff who come in contact with that child shall be fully aware of the plan.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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