Get Approved To Administer Medication
All child care and after school providers should be approved by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to administer medication.* In order to do so, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have and maintain current first aid and CPR certificates that cover the ages of the children in your care
- Have an Office of Children and Family Services-approved Health Care Plan with a policy for the administration of medication, and have a Health Care Consultant of record who reviews and approves the Plan. Learn more about the Council’s Health Care Consultant services and get help with your plan.
- Be listed in your program’s approved Health Care Plan as a medication administrant, and have your Health Care Consultant review and sign your plan, to approve you as an administrant
- Have the signed Health Care Plan approved by your program’s licensor or registrant
- Work in a program where the oriented license or registration states the program is approved to administer medication
- Successfully complete the Office of Children and Family Services approved Medication Administration Training (MAT) Course offered through the Council
At this time, we do not have any classes scheduled in the near future. Please click here to find an available class near you.
* with the exception of over-the-counter topical ointments, sunscreen and topically applied insect repellant.