(a)  Written permission from a parent is required for admission of a mildly sick child. If a child is assessed to need care because he or she is mildly sick, permission may be given by telephone and documented if a child is to be moved from the well child component of the center to the mildly sick area, as long as written permission is received prior to the second day of attendance.

(b)  Each parent shall sign a statement that attests that a copy of the policies described in Rule .2403(d) of this Section were given to and discussed with him or her prior to a mildly sick child's attendance.

(c)  The on-site administrator or on-site health care professional may require a written medical evaluation for a child to include diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, if the evaluation is necessary to determine the appropriateness of a child's attendance prior to admission or upon worsening of the child's symptoms.

(d)  A parent shall remain on the premises until the preadmission health assessment and individualized plan of care has been completed by center staff who have completed the training described in Rule .2408(a)(3), and the child has been approved for attendance.

(e)  No child shall be admitted unless staff who meet the qualifications in Rule .2408 of this Section are on site and available to provide care.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-88(11); 143B-168.3;

Eff. April 1, 2003;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2017.