Medical Assessments

(a) Notwithstanding Section 101220, the following shall apply:
(b) A written medical assessment for the child shall be obtained from the child's authorized representative if a qualified staff person determines that one is necessary based on the nature of the child's symptoms and/or illness.
(1) The medical assessment shall be performed by a physician or other health professional working under the supervision of a physician.
(2) The medical assessment shall include:
(A) Verification that the child's symptoms or illness does not pose a risk to the child or others at the center.
(B) Verification of the child's recent negative test for tuberculosis unless the child is concurrently enrolled in a licensed child care center or a public or private school.
(C) Identification of the child's special requirements.
(D) Identification of prescription and nonprescription medications that the child must take while at the center.
(E) Ambulatory status and restrictions on activities.
(3) Medical assessments shall be filed in the child's record.
(4) When a medical assessment is not required, the licensee shall make a dated notation to that effect in the child's record.
(c) The Department has the authority to require the licensee to obtain a current written medical assessment for any child if such an assessment is necessary to verify the appropriateness of the child's placement.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 1596.81, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1596.72, 1596.73 and 1596.81, Health and Safety Code.