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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 185. Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers
4/5/2020

22VAC40-185-520.Over-The-Counter Skin Products.

A. All nonprescription drugs and over-the-counter skin products shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Nonprescription drugs and over-the-counter skin products shall not be kept or used beyond the expiration date of the product.

B. If sunscreen is used, the following requirements shall be met:

1. Written parent authorization noting any known adverse reactions shall be obtained;

2. Sunscreen shall be in the original container and labeled with the child's name;

3. Sunscreen does not need to be kept locked but shall be inaccessible to children under five years of age or those children in a therapeutic child day program or special needs child day program;

4. Any center-kept sunscreen shall be hypo-allergenic and have a minimum SPF of 15;

5. Staff members without medication administration training may apply sunscreen, unless it is prescription sunscreen, in which case the storing and application of sunscreen must meet medication-related requirements; and

6. Children nine years of age and older may administer their own sunscreen if supervised.

C. If diaper ointment or cream is used, the following requirements shall be met:

1. Written parent authorization noting any known adverse reactions shall be obtained;

2. These products shall be in the original container and labeled with the child's name;

3. These products do not need to be kept locked but shall be inaccessible to children;

4. A record shall be kept that includes the child's name, date of use, frequency of application and any adverse reactions; and

5. Staff members without medication administration training may apply diaper ointment, unless it is prescription diaper ointment, in which case the storing and application of diaper ointment must meet medication-related requirements.

D. If insect repellent is used, the following requirements shall be met:

1. Written parent authorization noting any known adverse reactions shall be obtained;

2. Insect repellent shall be in the original container and labeled with the child's name;

3. Insect repellent does not need to be kept locked but shall be inaccessible to children;

4. A record shall be kept that includes the child's name, date of use, frequency of application and any adverse reactions;

5. Manufacturer's instructions for age, duration and dosage shall be followed; and

6. Staff members without medication administration training may apply insect repellent, unless it is prescription insect repellent, in which case the storing and application of insect repellent must meet medication-related requirements.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC15-30-585 derived from Volume 21, Issue 12, eff. June 1, 2005; amended and renumbered as 22VAC40-185-520, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 01, eff. November 1, 2012.

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