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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


WAC 388-150-450
Child Records and Information

The licensee shall maintain on the premises organized confidential records and information concerning the child in care. The licensee shall ensure the child's record contains, at a minimum:

(1) Registration data:

(a) Name, birthrate, dates of enrollment and termination, and other identifying information;

(b) Name, address, and home and business telephone number of the parent and other person to be contacted in case of emergency; and

(c) Completed enrollment application signed by the parent, guardian, or responsible relative.

(2) Authorizations:

(a) Name, address, and telephone number of the person authorized to remove from the center the child under care;

(b) Written parental consent for transportation provided by the center, including field trips and swimming, when the child participates in these activities. A parent-signed blanket consent form may authorize the child's off-site travel; and

(c) Written parental consent, or court order, for providing medical care and emergency surgery, except for such care authorized by law.

(3) Medical and health data:

(a) Date and kind of illness and injury occurring on the premises, including the treatment given by staff;

(b) Medication given indicating dosage, date, time, and name of dispensing staff person; and

(c) A health history, obtained when the licensee or staff enrolls the child for care. The history includes:

(i) The date of the child's last physical examination;

(ii) Allergies;

(iii) Special health or developmental problems and other pertinent health information;

(iv) Immunization history as required under WAC 388-150-220; and

(v) Name, address, and telephone number of the child's health care provider or facility.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 91-07-013 (Order 3151), § 388-150-450, filed 3/12/91, effective 4/12/91; 90-23-078 (Order 3103), § 388-150-450, filed 11/20/90, effective 12/21/90.]

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