• Resources for parents/guardians of students with chronic health conditions

    When should you seek emergency or urgent treatment for a child?

    Forms for physicians and other providers

    What if my child has a life-threatening condition?

    If your child has a life-threatening condition, as defined below, you are required by state law (RCW 28A.210.320) to provide the school with a completed and signed medical treatment plan and any medication that may be required.  This plan and any required medication are required to be in place prior to your child attending school.

    By state law, a life-threatening condition means “a health condition that will put the child in danger of death during the school day if medication or treatment orders are not in place”.

    What if my child has a chronic condition requiring special care at school, but it is not life-threatening?

    Many children have medical conditions that need management or special care at school that are not life-threatening.  The school utilizes a special medical plan called an Individualized Health Plan (IHP) if the student has a medical condition that needs special care during the day.  The student's medical condition can also be included as part of the student's comprehensive Individual Education Plan (IEP) or they can have a special medical plan for their education called a 504.  

    Information about individualized health plans