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8315 - Accommodating Students with Life Threatening Conditions



Prior to attendance at school, each child with a life-threatening health condition shall present a medication or treatment order addressing the condition. A Life Threatening Health Condition means a condition that will put the child in danger of death during the school day if a medication or treatment order providing authority to a registered nurse and nursing plan are not in place. Following submission of the medication or treatment order, a nursing plan shall be developed.

School staff may not agree to comply with directives from health care providers to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from students.

Cross References:
Washington State School Directors Policy 2161 Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students
Washington State School Directors Policy 2162 Education of Students with Disabilities under Section 504
Board Policy 3416 Medication at School
Board Policy 3520 Student /Fees, Fines and Charges
Board Policy 5630 Volunteers
Washington Schools Risk Management Pool Bulletin #155, September 2006; WSSDA Policy and Procedures 3418

Legal References:

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
PL 101-336 Americans with Disabilities Act 
RCW 28A.210.320: Children with life-threatening health conditions - medication or treatment orders.

WAC 392-380-005 through 080: Public School Pupils - Immunization requirement and life threatening health conditions 


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