(1) All caregivers
shall take appropriate precautions to prevent shaken baby syndrome and abusive
The home must be a
healthy environment for children.
person shall smoke or carry any lighted smoking instrument, including an
e-cigarette or vaporizer in the family child care home or within ten feet of
any entrance, exit, or window that opens or any ventilation intake that serves
an enclosed area, during child care hours or when child care children are
present. No person shall use smokeless tobacco in the family child care home
during child care hours or when child care children are present. No person
shall smoke, carry any lighted smoking instrument, including an e-cigarette, or
vaporizer or use smokeless tobacco in motor vehicles while child care children
(b) No one shall
consume alcohol on the family child care home premises during child care hours
or when child care children are present. No one shall be under the influence of
alcohol on the family child care home premises during child care hours or when
child care children are present.
Notwithstanding OAR 414-205-0000
one shall possess, use or store illegal controlled substances on the family
child care home premises. No one shall be under the influence of illegal
controlled substances on the family child care home premises.
Notwithstanding OAR 414-205-0000
one shall grow or distribute marijuana on the premises of the registered family
child care home. No adults shall use marijuana on the registered family child
care home premises during child care hours or when child care children are
(e) No adult under the
influence of marijuana shall have contact with child care children.
Notwithstanding OAR 414-205-0000
marijuana plants shall not be grown or kept on the registered family child care
(g) All medical
marijuana must be kept in its original container if purchased from a dispensary
and stored under child safety lock. All medical marijuana derivatives and
associated paraphernalia must be stored under child safety lock.
(h) Effective July 1, 2015, all marijuana,
marijuana derivatives and associated paraphernalia must be stored under child
(i) There must be at
least one flush toilet and one hand-washing sink available to children. Steps
or blocks must be available to ensure children can use the toilet and sink
without assistance. Drinking water for preparing food, infant formula, drinking
or cooking shall not be obtained from bathroom sinks or diaper changing
(j) The room temperature
must be at least 68°F during the hours the child care business is
(k) Rooms occupied by
children must have a combination of natural and artificial lighting.
(l) Floors must be free of splinters, large
unsealed cracks, sliding rugs and other hazards.
First aid supplies and a chart or
handbook of first aid instructions shall be maintained in one identified place
and kept out of reach of children.
first aid supplies shall include: band aids, adhesive tape, sterile gauze pads,
soap or sealed antiseptic towelettes or solution to be used as a wound cleaning
agent, scissors, disposable plastic gloves for handling blood spills, a
solution for disinfecting after a blood spill, a sanitary temperature taking
device and CPR mouth guards.
first aid kit and a copy of each child's emergency medical information
including a medical release form shall be taken any time the caregiver is
transporting child care children or taking child care children on field
(4) Infants must
be laid on their backs on a flat surface for sleeping.
A provider shall not admit or retain in
care, except with the written approval of the local health office, a child who:
(A) Is diagnosed as having or being a carrier
of a child care restrictable disease, as defined in Oregon Health Authority
administrative rule; or
of the following symptoms or combination of symptoms or illness;
(i) Fever over 100°F, taken under the
(ii) Diarrhea (more than one
abnormally loose, runny, watery or bloody stool);
(v) Severe cough;
(vi) Unusual yellow color to skin or
(vii) Skin or eye lesions or
rashes that are severe, weeping or pus-filled;
(viii) Stiff neck and headache with one or
more of the symptoms listed above;
(ix) Difficulty breathing or abnormal
(x) Complaints of severe
child, who, after being admitted into child care, shows signs of illness, as
defined in this rule, shall be separated from the other children, and the
parent(s) notified and asked to remove the child from the provider's home as
soon as possible.
a child has mild cold symptoms that do not impair his/her normal functioning,
the child may remain in the provider's home and the parent(s) notified when
they pick up their child.
Parents must be notified if their child is exposed to an outbreak of a
Prescription and non-prescription medication shall only be given to a child if
the provider has written authorization from the parent, as required in OAR
Prescription and non-prescription medications must be properly labeled and
(a) Non-prescription medications or
topical substances must be labeled with the child's name.
(b) Prescription medications must be in the
original container and labeled with the child's name, the name of the drug,
dosage, directions for administering, and the physician's name.
(c) Medication requiring refrigeration must
be kept in a separate, tightly covered container, marked "medication," in the
Sunscreen is considered a non-prescription medication and may be used for child
care children under the following conditions:
(a) Providers must obtain written parental
authorization prior to using sunscreen.
One container of sunscreen may be used
for child care children unless a parent supplies an individual container for
their child. The sunscreen shall be applied in a manner that prevents
contaminating the container.
(A) Parents must
be informed of the type of product and the sun protective factor
(B) Parents must be given
the opportunity to inspect the product and active ingredients.
(c) If sunscreen is supplied for
an individual child care child, the sunscreen must be labeled with the child's
first and last name and must be used for only that child.
(d) Providers must reapply sunscreen every
two hours while the child care children are exposed to the sun.
(e) Providers shall use a sunscreen with an
SPF of 15 or higher and must be labeled as "Broad Spectrum".
(f) Providers shall not use aerosol
sunscreens on child care children.
(g) Sunscreen shall not be used on child care
children younger than six months.
(h) Child care children over six years of age
may apply sunscreen to themselves under the direct supervision of the provider
or staff member.
Parents must be informed daily of any medications given to their child or any
injuries their child has had.
A written care plan must be developed at the time of enrollment, or when an
allergy is identified for each enrolled child who has an allergy that poses a
threat to the child's health, safety, and well-being. The plan must include
instructions regarding the allergen and steps to be taken to avoid the
allergen; signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction; and a detailed treatment
plan including the names, doses, and methods of prompt administration of any
medication in response to allergic reactions.
(a) The parent must be notified immediately
of any suspected allergic reactions or if the child consumed or came in contact
with the allergen, even if a reaction did not occur.
(b) If epinephrine is administered, emergency
medical services must be contacted immediately, and Office of Child Care must
be notified within five calendar days of the occurrence.
(c) All staff involved in care of the child
must be trained on the written care plan.
(d) Specific food allergies must be shared
with all staff that prepare and serve food.
(e) A list of each child's allergies should
be easily acessible for staff but not visible to those who are not parents or
guardians of the enrolled child.
The provider must provide or ensure the
availability of meals and snacks appropriate for the ages and needs of the
(a) Meals and snacks must be
based on the guidelines of the USDA Child Care Food Program.
(b) Foods must be stored and maintained at
the proper temperature.
must be prepared and served according to the minimum standards for food handler
(d) Infants must be
held or sitting up for bottle feeding. Propping bottles is
(e) Children shall not
be laid down with a bottle for sleeping.
Children who cannot feed themselves
shall be held or, if able to sit alone, fed in an upright position.
(a) Infants up to six months of age shall be
held or sitting up in a caregiver's lap for bottle feeding;
(b) Bottles shall never be propped. The child
or a caregiver shall hold the bottle.
(c) Infants no longer being held for feeding
shall be fed in a manner that provides safety and comfort.
(15) Children of any age shall not be laid
down with a bottle.
at the family child care home shall be in good health and be a friendly
companion for the children in care.
Potentially aggressive animals must not be in the same physical space as the
(b) Dogs and cats must be
vaccinated according to a licensed veterinarian's recommendations.
(c) Dogs and cats shall be kept free of
fleas, ticks and worms.
(17) Animal litter boxes shall not be located
in areas accessible to children or areas used for food storage or
(18) Caregivers must
be physically present when children are interacting with animals.
(19) Exotic animals, including, but not
limited to: reptiles (e.g. lizards, turtles, snakes) amphibians, monkeys,
hook-beaked birds, baby chicks and ferrets are prohibited unless they are
housed in and remain in a tank or other container which precludes any direct
contact by children. Educational programs that include prohibited animals and
are run by zoos, museums and other professional animal handlers are
(20) Parents must be
made aware of the presence of any animals on the premises.
Or. Admin. R.
CCD 1-2000, f. 3-31-00,
cert. ef. 4-2-00; CCD 1-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-6-08 thru 2-2-09; CCD
3-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-2-08; CCD 2-2009(Temp), f. 12-30-09, cert. ef.
1-1-10 thru 6-30-10; Administrative correction 7-27-10; CCD 7-2010, f.
12-29-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; CCD 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-12-12 thru
11-6-12; CCD 2-2012, f. 9-28-12, cert. ef. 10-10-12; ELD 9-2014(Temp), f. &
cert. ef. 8-7-14 thru 2-3-15;
4-2015, f. & cert. ef.
2/3/2015; ELD 5-2016, f. & cert. ef. 9-29-16
5-2017, f. & cert. ef.
4-2018, amend filed 03/06/2018, effective
12-2018, amend filed 10/16/2018, effective
10/16/2018; ELD 39-2018, minor
correction filed 11/29/2018, effective 11/29/2018; ELD 41-2018, temporary amend
filed 11/30/2018, effective 11/30/2018 through 05/28/2019
8-2019, amend filed 03/28/2019, effective
3-2022, amend filed 03/30/2022, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS