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July 10, 2019

By November 1, 2019, in order to comply with the new regulations for centers, family child care homes, and large family child care homes, you must have someone onsite at all times who is certified to administer medication. In order to meet the demand for this training, the Office of Child Care Licensing is now working with a contractor to develop an online training. We had hoped this training would be ready for use months ago, but unfortunately it wasn’t. We will notify all licensed providers as soon as the training becomes available. We cannot give an anticipated release date, but rest assured it will be weeks before the deadline. We apologize for the inconvenience.

November 30, 2018

The Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL) has a new Self-Study Guide for the Administration of Medication that includes many updates. This guide includes diagrams showing how to administer diazepam, an EpiPen®, and Glucagon®. In addition, it now includes the specific procedures for administering medication. The guide also explains the process that child care providers must complete in order to administer non-intravenous medication to children in care. Lastly, the guide now includes two types of Medication Administration Records; one used for routine or limited time use medication and one for medication that is given as needed or for emergency use.

OCCL is working toward having an online payment system for testing registration. We will keep you posted when this change occurs.

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