Life-Threatening Conditions

State law requires that ALL children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition must have a medication or treatment order and Emergency Care Plan in place before he or she can attend school.
The 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."

Examples of diagnosed life-threatening condition include severe bee sting allergies, severe food allergies, severe or unstable asthma, unstable diabetes, or severe or uncontrollable seizures. The mediation or treatment order for children with a life-threatening condition must be from the child's licensed health care provider. If a medication or treatment order is not provided for a child with a life-threatening condition, the administrator of the child's school is required to exclude the child until the medication or treatment order has been provided and an Emergency Care Plan is prepared. If your child has a life-threatening health condition that may require medical services to be performed at the school, IT IS VITAL TO YOUR CHILD'S SAFETY that you notify your school's principal or school nurse. The necessary forms will be provided and a time will be arranged for you to meet with your child's school nurse to develop an Emergency Care Plan. Please contact your child's principal or school nurse if you have any questions about what to do concerning your child's life-threatening health condition.