Reference is to the bill as introduced.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 13, Title 63 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
(A) For purposes of this section,
'medication' means a drug that may be obtained with or without a
(B) It is unlawful for a director, owner, operator, caregiver, employee, or volunteer of a childcare facility, as defined in Section 63-13-20, to administer medication to a child under the care of the facility unless:
(1) the parent or guardian of the child has submitted to the childcare facility prior to the administration of the medication a signed and dated parental consent form that authorizes the facility to administer the medication to the child, and the authorization is for not longer than one year;
(2) the medication is administered as stated on the label directions, or as amended in writing by the child's healthcare provider; and
(3) the medication has not expired.
(C)(1) Notwithstanding subsection (B), a director, owner, operator, caregiver, employee, or volunteer of a childcare facility may administer medication to a child without a signed authorization if the parent or guardian:
(a) submits to the childcare facility an authorization in an electronic format; or
(b) authorizes the childcare facility by telephone to administer a single dose of a medication.
(2) Written documentation of the electronic or telephonic authorization must be maintained by the facility in the child's record.
(D) This section does not apply to a person that administers a medication to a child in a medical emergency to prevent the death of or serious bodily injury to the child if the medication is administered as prescribed, directed, and intended.
(E) A childcare facility shall maintain in each child's record all written documentation and records of verbal communication that confirm parental or guardian permission to administer medication to the minor child as required pursuant to this section.
(F) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than two thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.