Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-117 - Health care requirements for children under 16 years of age

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(1) A completed medical record on the form provided by the department shall be on file for each child under 11 years of age enrolled for care and for each child under 16 years of age living in the child care facility.
(2) Each medical record shall include the results of a health assessment conducted by a nurse trained to perform health assessments or a licensed physician, within six months before the child's initial enrollment in a child care facility.
(3) Each medical record shall include a medical history obtained from the parent.
(b) A child under 16 years of age shall not be required to have routine tuberculin tests.
(c) Immunizations for each child, including each child of the provider under 16 years of age, shall be current as medically appropriate and shall be maintained current for protection from the diseases specified in K.A.R. 28-1-20(d). A record of each child's immunizations shall be maintained on the child's medical record.
(d) Exceptions to the requirements for immunizations shall be permitted as specified in K.S.A. 65-508, and amendments thereto. Documentation of each exception shall be maintained on file at the child care facility.
(e) If an infant who has not been immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella because of the age of that child is enrolled and there are children in care who have not had measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella immunizations due to exemption, including the children of the provider, the parents of the infant at risk shall sign a statement that the parents have been informed of the risk to their child. This statement shall be in the infant's file at the day care or group day care home.
(f) If a child is moved to a different child care provider, a new health assessment shall not be required if the previous medical record is available.
(g) Each licensee shall provide information to parents of children in the licensee's program about the benefits of annual well-child health assessments for children under the age of six years and biennial health assessments for children six years of age and older. Each licensee shall also provide information about the importance of seeking medical advice when children exhibit health problems. This information may be given on a form provided by the department to the parent when the child is enrolled or be posted in a conspicuous place, with copies of the form available to parents on request.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-117
Authorized by K.S.A. 65-508; implementing K.S.A. 65-507 and 65-508; effective, E-80-18, Oct. 17, 1979; effective May 1, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended, T-83-27, Sept. 22, 1982; amended May 1, 1983; amended May 1, 1984; amended May 1, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended Feb. 26, 1990; amended July 11, 2008.

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