The family child care home operator (operator) shall have a written plan that sets forth the steps to follow in the event of a child medical emergency. This plan shall give the procedures to be followed to ensure that any child who becomes ill or is injured and requires medical attention while in care receives appropriate medical attention. The operator shall be responsible for:

(1)           ensuring appropriate medical care is given, and determining which of the following is needed:

(a)           First Aid for an injury or illness needing only minimal attention; or

(b)           calling 911 in accordance with CPR or First Aid training recommendations.

(2)           ensuring that the signed authorization described in 10A NCAC 09 .1721(a)(3) is taken with the ill or injured child to the medical facility;

(3)           notifying a child's parents or emergency contact person about the illness or injury and where the child has been taken for treatment; and

(4)           obtaining substitute providers, if needed, to maintain adequate supervision of children who remain in care.

This plan shall be reviewed with all additional caregivers and substitute providers prior to caring for children and whenever the plan is revised. The plan shall be available for review by the Division during the Family Child Care Home's operating hours.


History Note:        Authority 110-85; 110-91; 143B-168.3;

Eff. October 1, 2017.