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(1) The foster parents must work with the placing agency to ensure that the child's medical needs are met.

(2) Every foster child shall have an identified physician.

(3) Medical and dental care, including examinations and treatment, shall be obtained for children as needed.

(4) The foster parents, in consultation with the placing agency, shall arrange for each child to have a complete Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) well child examination which includes a medical, dental, vision, and hearing screen within 30 days of placement in foster care. Subsequent examinations and treatment must be completed as recommended by the child's physician.

(5) Psychiatric, psychological, and counseling services, including diagnosis and treatment, shall be obtained for each child as determined necessary by the placing agency.

(6) The foster parents must keep the placing agency apprised of illnesses of each foster child which require medical attention and the results of examinations, tests, and treatment recommended for each child.

(7) All medication shall be kept in the original containers labeled with the original prescription labels in a place inaccessible to children.

(8) All medication shall be given as prescribed unless a licensed health care provider rescinds the prescription or otherwise modifies it. The foster parent shall notify the child's case worker of any changes in medication.

(9) The foster parents must work with the placing agency to ensure that each foster child is immunized in accordance with ARM 37.51.306 and 37.51.307.

(10) In an emergency, the foster parents shall make arrangements for emergency care at a nearby hospital, clinic, or doctor's office and, as soon as possible thereafter, shall notify the placing agency.

(11) When a preschool child with special needs is in foster care, one of the foster parents should not be employed outside of the home. An exception may be granted by a regional administrator.

(12) Foster parents must not provide tobacco products in any form to children under the age of 18 who are placed in the foster home.

(13) Foster parents must not allow children placed in the foster home to be exposed to secondhand smoke in the foster parents' home or vehicle.

(14) Nothing in (14) or (15) is meant to interfere with traditional or Native American ceremonies involving the use of tobacco.

History: 52-1-103, 52-2-111, 52-2-601, 52-2-621, 52-2-622, MCA; IMP, 52-1-103, 52-2-111, 52-2-601, 52-2-621, 52-2-622, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 1395, Eff. 6/2/06.

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