Friday, December 16, 2011
According to KDHE's website, some of the forms were updated as of 8/2011. I get my renewal packet in the mail in July, so the new form was a surprise to me. I figured that some of you might not be aware of the change either. The only difference I could find was with the health assessment form that the doctor/nurse fills out. It has changed a lot. Find the new form here.
What this means for providers:
According to my local office, this new form is to be used for all new children in care. However, it was suggested that the new form be sent with parents if they are taking their child/children to the doctor. Also, if you do a yearly update of records to make sure that all contact information/shot records, etc. are correct, then you should update to the new health assessment form.
As far as I am aware, the KDHE surveyors will not require current children to have the updated health assessment. If you have questions on this, please let me know.
Also, as it is almost January, the new regulations are supposed to be start being enacted at the beginning of 2012. See my post about that here.