TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER III: DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER e: REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE
PART 401 LICENSING STANDARDS FOR CHILD WELFARE AGENCIES
SECTION 401.440 HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
Section 401.440 Health and Medical Services for Children
a) The agency shall have written policies providing for medical, surgical, and dental care for children in placement. Such policies shall be formulated in consultation with physicians and dentists licensed to practice in the State of Illinois.
b) Medical records on each child shall be maintained, including medical history, parental or guardian consent for medical treatment, report of admission examination, all subsequent examinations, diagnoses, illnesses, immunizations, treatment, and discharge examination.
c) A complete medical history shall include:
1) current problems, medications and handicaps, past health conditions such as diseases, allergies and surgeries, immunizations and dates, and report of most recent physical examinations; and
2) all available information pertaining to the health history of the child's family.
d) Children shall be examined annually or more frequently if findings and medical opinion indicate a need. Diagnosed medical problems shall be treated promptly.
e) Dental examinations shall be given at least annually. Diagnosed dental defects shall receive prompt treatment.
f) Immunizations and tests shall be administered as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health rules (Immunization Code; 77 Ill. Adm. Code 695), or as recommended by the child's physician.
g) Immunizations must be waived or modified for a child who, for medical reasons, should not be subject to an immunization or when there is a waiver on religious grounds.
h) If treatment for any physical impairment which requires continuing or follow-up medical attention is needed, the parent, guardian or other facility shall be notified in writing.
(Source: Added at 22 Ill. Reg. 10329, effective May 26, 1998)