The Child in Care Medical Statement (OCFS-LDSS-4433) has been revised and re-posted to the OCFS website. The only change to the content of this form is the removal of the religious exemption language.
PLEASE NOTE: Effective immediately, please utilize the revised form. Any old copies should be discarded. Please make programs aware of this update. Moving forward, they should utilize the new form. There is no expectation that programs will require new medical statements from children currently enrolled in care.
If a currently enrolled child is due to go to the doctor and submit a medical (updating immunizations, for example) they should utilize the new form. The expectation is not that all parents have to go to the doctor to have a new form completed just for the sake of updating the form. New enrollees should utilize the new form.