Health-Related Responsibilities

  • Alert the Child Welfare Specialist and DHS immediately about:
    • Significant medical issues
    • Changes in the child’s health
    • Any trip to the emergency room or hospital
    • Keep each child’s medical card available and use as needed
  • Take each child for regular health and medical appointments according to their age and individual needs
  • Keep each child’s immunizations up-to-date
  • Take each child to any specialist or any special service recommended by the child’s primary health care provider
  • Make medical records available to the child welfare specialist to copy for the child’s permanent record
  • Send the medical card and other records with the child welfare specialist to provide to the next caregiver when the child leaves your home

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