10A NCAC 09 .2403          SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR LICENSURE

(a)  A center that enrolls mildly sick children as a component of a child care center shall have approval for short term care for mildly sick children indicated on their license. A copy of the license shall be posted in the area used by mildly sick children so that it is seen by the public.

(b)  A center that enrolls mildly sick children as a component of a child care center may admit mildly sick children only who otherwise attend the center.

(c)  A child care center operated as a separate stand alone program shall be issued a license restricting services to short term care for mildly sick children.

(d)  Any center that enrolls mildly sick children shall develop written policies that contain the following:

(1)           admission requirements;

(2)           inclusion and exclusion criteria;

(3)           preadmission health assessment procedures as set forth in 10A NCAC 09 .2409(a)(1); and

(4)           plans for staff training and communication with parents and health care professionals.

These policies shall be reviewed by a child care health consultant or other health care professional prior to licensure to ensure compliance with health care practices for mildly sick children.

 

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

Eff. April 1, 2003;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2017.