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Health Advisor 
The Health Advisor is required to visit facilities caring for infants and/or toddlers to observe child care techniques, provide instruction and consultation on health-related policies, observe children for early identification of health/developmental problems, provide follow-up referrals, as well as many other services. Although the visits are requires by state law, the visits are advisory, not regulatory.
Background
Per DCFS Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers Section 407.210, a health professional is required to visit facilities caring for infants and/or toddlers. Purpose of visits:
• Observe child care techniques
• Provide in-service training
• Visits are advisory and non-regulatory

Frequency of visits:
• At least weekly during permit period
  (generally a six month period)
• Once per month thereafter
 
Services
• Instruction and consultation on health-related policies
• Inservice training to center staff as requested by director
• On-going evaluation of child care techniques
• Observation of children for early identification of
   health/developmental problems
• Follow-up referrals for children with identified health
  problems
• Written reports of each visit shall be shared with
  administrative staff
• Assessment of all immunization records, if desired
 
Visits
• Each required visit shall be one-hour in length
• Visits will be unannounced and made at various times
• A written report of each visit shall be shared with
  administrative staff on the day of the visit
 
Fees
• The fee for each visit will be $75
  (Services contracted for one year period)
• Immunization audit services are provided at a per hour rate
• Inservices are available for a fee of $125
Daisy Viyuoh, RN, BSN
Health Advisor Services
Kane County Health Department
1240 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506
(630)264-7663
Fax: (630)264-1880

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Health Advisor Brochure
 
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