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Health and Administration of Drugs

The Ontario Day Nursery's Act stipulates that, prior to admission, each child must be immunized as recommended by the City of OTTAWA HEALTH UNIT. If the child is not immunized, a letter of justification by the parent must be provided with the enrolment form. Regulations also require that children play outdoors each day. Therefore, if your child is too ill to participate in the daily routine, he/she must remain at home.

THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED:

· A child developing a fever (101ºF/38.5ºC) should go home immediately. We cannot administer "tempra/tylenol". The child must be free of a fever (without aid of fever medication) for 24 hours before returning to the centre.

· A child who has 2 liquid bowel movements should go home. He/she must be free of diarrhea for 24 hours before returning.

· A child with continuous vomiting (with or without other symptoms) should go home, and should not return until he/she is free of symptoms for a 24 hour period.

· Any potentially infectious condition or suspicious body rash should be checked by a doctor. The child shall not be re-admitted to day care without assurance from the doctor that the condition is not contagious.

· If the child is unusually irritable or tired, the parents will be contacted and may use their own discretion about coming for their child.

· Staff may request that a child with a severe cold stay at home.

· The city of Ottawa Health Unit Regulations and Guidelines are followed regarding communicable diseases (i.e. measles). A "Health Alert" will be posted in each room for the information of all parents.

Prescription Drugs Only: Sunflower Co-operative will administer prescription drugs in accordance with Provincial Legislation. This requires that:

· Parents provide written authorization on our medication form (in kitchen) which includes the name of the drug, dosage, and times to be given.

· Medication must be in the Original Prescription Container, clearly labelled with the child's name, the name of the drug, the dosage, the date to start and stop drug, and instructions for the storage and administration of the drug.

· Any possible side effects to the medication should be indicated.

Non-prescription drugs to be administered at the centre MUST be accompanied with a note from the child's doctor.

►Medication will be kept in a secure box in the kitchen◄
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