Clarification from Claudia Johnson on 5.31.17:
Ok-I found out where this came from and the reality-from Julie Neal:
A physician may choose to order the use of a product like Head and Shoulders or Sunscreen for a person with a specific medical need (such as when the side effect of a medication increases a person’s sensitivity to the sun or a person is being treated for a scalp condition). If the doctor orders it, we expect it to be administered as ordered with the order on file and administration documented on the MAR.
Sunscreen is incorporated in many products, and is recommended for daily use by the CDC. And, a person may elect to use a dandruff shampoo due to personal preference. In the absence of a physician’s order, a person in waiver services may use products such as sunscreen, dandruff shampoo, mouthwash, and chap stick as they see fit; we do not typically require a doctor’s order.
The DDID staff person who discussed sunscreen with LifeSkills personnel today referenced an outdated information and will follow back up with LifeSkills.
Please let me know if you need any additional information.
Julia Neal Delaney
Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities