Health Care Consultant

The NYS Office of Children and Family Services requires that all child care programs that choose to administer medication to children in a child care setting, with the exception of over-the-counter topical ointments, sunscreen and topically applied insect repellent must:

  • Successfully complete the Office of Children and Family Services approved Medication Administration Training (MAT) Course. Providers may be eligible for a rebate from the state – rebate form below.
  • Have a Health Care Consultant of record who must approve the child care program’s health care plan
  • Have an Office of Children and Family Services approved Health Care Plan with a policy for the administration of medication

The Health Care Consultant Service includes:

  • Assistance in developing a health care plan that reflects the specific needs of the program and meets best practice standards
  • Supplemental resource & reference materials
  • Review and approval of the entire health care plan and other documents related to the program’s medication administration policy
  • Assistance with developing medication procedures for your site
  • At least one site visit with follow-up consultation

The Child Care Council of Orange County provides a Health Care Consultant to assist with these regulations. Call Jennifer Warm, RN at (914) 400-6623 or email her at for technical assistance on the administration of medication training or your health care plan.