Becoming a parent.

Medication and childcare centres

Ministère de la Famille

Important Notice

This page is being updated. Meanwhile, as the information currently online may not be complete, we invite you to consult the French version. Thank you for your understanding.

No medication may be administered to your child without written authorization from you or a member of the Collège des médecins du Québec. In the case of prescribed medication, the information provided by the pharmacist on the label of the medication container is proof of the physician's authorization.

Medical authorization is also required to administer over-the-counter drugs. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. With your written authorization, the childcare provider may give your child acetaminophen, saline nasal drops and oral hydration solutions as well as apply insect repellent, zinc oxide cream for the seat area, sunscreen and calamine lotion.

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