LIFE THREATENING HEALTH CONDITION
Life threatening health conditions include severe food allergies, bee sting allergies, severe asthma, diabetes, seizures or a cardiac condition. Washington State law defines life-threatening condition as “a health condition that will put the child in danger of death during the school day if a medication or treatment order and a nursing plan are not in place.”
Schools must be prepared to meet the medical/health needs of students with life-threatening conditions before the student’s first day of school. Your school nurse will work with you to develop an Emergency Action Plan for your student prior to your child attending school. Start working with your school nurse as soon as possible to make sure everything is in place so your child is not excluded from school. In addition to the Emergency Action Plan the following items are required:
- Physician Medication Orders or Treatment Orders
- Students Medication
- Equipment if condition requires
Washington State law helps your student's school provide for the safety and health of children with life threatening conditions. If the necessary medication, treatment orders and equipment are not provided schools are required to exclude the student until the orders, medications, and equipment have been provided. This requirement applies to all students with a life-threatening condition.
If it has been determined that your student no longer has a life threatening condition, please provide a written statement from their health care provider.
We welcome you to school and look forward to a safe and successful year!