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Sunscreen: Clarification

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The DDID staff person who discussed sunscreen with LifeSkills personnel today referenced an outdated information and will follow back up with LifeSkills.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.


Thank you!



Julia Neal Delaney

QA Supervisor

Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

(502) 330-6944

Shannon McCracken is a leader when it comes to supporting the needs of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. After a decade of experience at the two largest SCL agencies in Kentucky, she made the decision to embrace a new opportunity and start her own company, Commonwealth Case Management. While in the field, Shannon has won numerous national awards and served in multiple leadership positions, most recently with the Kentucky Association of Private Providers (KAPP). From November 2009 - 2012, she served as the Vice-President of Public Policy for the KAPP Board of Directors and served as President from 2012-2015. In 2016, KAPP made a significant investment in its future and offered Shannon a full-time position as the State Executive Director. Being so involved has enabled Shannon to stay at the leading edge and have a great understanding of what it takes to support people with disabilities.

Shannon is a graduate of Western Kentucky University...wife to Tony, mom to Davis (19) & Caroline (17.)

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