Medication Administration New York

Docs for Tots’ goal is to increase the number of child care settings fully trained and ready to safely administer medication in New York State. Child Care Health Consultants play a significant role in this process. Currently, many early childhood settings are not trained in medication administration. Docs for Tots believes that a combination of education, outreach, and process improvement will move us toward the goal of child care settings that are prepared to safely administer medication. Docs for Tots is developing an outreach campaign to promote awareness and to address barriers to medication administration training. Check back for materials to use to reach out to child care providers, parents and health care providers in your work.

Child Care Health Consultant Resources

NY Office of Children and Family Services Child Care Forms

The below tools have been developed to reflect the OCFS regulation and MAT training recommendations

For programs authorized to administer medications:

For programs with the Emergency Medication Waiver:

Child care programs that have non-MAT trained staff administering emergency medications have additional challenges to administering medications safely to children. These challenges stem from the staff’s lack of familiarity with terminology such as the ‘five rights’ and with safety considerations such as medication being accessible to children, hand washing, and when to contact emergency medical services. Due to this, we developed some optional forms and procedures for these providers.

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Investing in quality early learning programs is the most efficient way to affect school and life success and to reduce social expenditures later.

James Heckman, economist, Nobel laureate