ILLNESS AND MEDICAL POLICY
As related to illnesses and medication, I understand the following. KidsRKids is required to comply with strict Missouri regulations regarding illness and medical policies.
Sick children should not be brought into the Center and those who become sick during the day will be required to be picked up within one hour when the parent is called. Calls are initiated should the child have a fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or nausea. I understand that if my child is ill, including, but not limited to a severe cough or sore throat, undetermined rashes, congestion, runny nose, pink-eye, head lice, temperatures over 100 degrees, severe headaches, upset stomach, etc, that the child has to be removed from the Center. If removed, they may not return within twenty-four hours from being sent home. In the case of a communicable illness, a doctor’s release may be required.
I understand that KidsRKids is not required by law to administer medicine, but, may do so as an accommodation to parents. We prefer that parents give medicine at home and that we are not asked to give medicines at KidsRKids. Should we make the accommodation, we will make every effort to administer medicine properly, however, you agree to hold us harmless regarding this matter. We administer medicines twice daily at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. This allows your administration at 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
State regulations require that all medicines are in their original prescription container or “over the counter” container, clearly marked with the identity of the medicine and a prescription number and/or written dosage to be administered and the child’s name must appear on the container. We must have a doctor’s note to administer any over the counter medications. Parents will need to fill out the Missouri Medication Authorization Form for every medication at the front desk each week. You agree to provide the Center with all necessary information pertaining to administering medicine to your child.
Should my child become ill during KidsRKids care or suffer an accident of any nature, the Center shall undertake to contact a parent or guardian immediately and shall be authorized to secure such medical attention, transportation, and care for the child as may be necessary. As the parent or guardian, I understand that any charges and/or costs incurred are my responsibility. KidsRKids uses your hospital of choice as the designated hospital. I understand it is my responsibility to keep the center advised on changes of address, phone numbers, and contacts.
I will provide a current Missouri Immunization Form prior to enrollment and will update as required.