Medication Guidelines

Washing State Law and Life Threatening Health Conditions 

Washington State law requires that children with life-threatening conditions have medication and/or treatment plan orders on file before attending school. A life-threatening condition is defined as one that puts the student in danger of death during the school day. This includes students with severe bee sting or food allergies, diabetes, asthma, severe seizures, and other rare conditions. IF YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH CONDITION IS LIFE THREATENING, THE SCHOOL EMERGENCY CARE PLAN(ECP) AND MEDICATION PERMISSION FORM(S) MUST BE IN PLACE PRIOR TO THE START OF SCHOOL FOR YOUR STUDENT'S SAFETY.  This must be renewed every year prior to the start of school. State law requires that medication/treatment orders and a nursing care plan be provided for school attendance. If it is deemed unsafe for your student to be at school without a proper plan and medications in place your student may be excluded from school until proper orders, plan, and training are in place. (RCW 28A.210.210.320)

All medicines and treatments (including over the counter) must have a health provider's written order and signature by the parent. Written orders must match prescription bottle.  Medicines are stored in a secured location in the school's health room. Students are not allowed to self-carry medications with the exception of physician ordered inhalers and EpiPens for asthma and severe allergies if approved by the parent, the health care provider and the school RN.