Chapter 3: Health Promotion and Protection
3.6 Management of Illness
3.6.2 Caring for Children Who Are Ill
188.8.131.52: Licensing of Facilities That Care for Children Who Are Ill
A facility may care for children with symptoms requiring exclusion provided that the licensing authority has given approval of the facility, written plans describing symptoms and conditions that are admissible, and procedures for daily care. In jurisdictions that lack regulations and licensing capacity for facilities that care for children who are ill, the child care health consultant with the local health authority should review these plans and procedures annually in an advisory capacity.
RATIONALEFacilities for children who are ill generally are required to meet the licensing requirements that apply to all facilities of a specific type, for example, small or large family child care homes or centers. Additional requirements should apply when children who are ill will be in care.
This standard ensures that child care facilities are continually reviewed by an appropriate state authority and that facilities maintain appropriate standards in caring for children who are ill.
COMMENTSIf a child care health consultant is not available, than the local health authority should review plans and procedures annually.
TYPE OF FACILITYCenter, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS184.108.40.206 Inclusion and Exclusion of Children from Facilities That Serve Children Who Are Ill
10.2.0.1 Regulation of All Out-of-Home Child Care
10.3.1.1 Operation Permits