Life-Threatening Health Conditions
Students with life-threatening health conditions
Parents/guardians of students with life-threatening health conditions must inform the school and work with the school nurse and the student’s health care provider to create a health care plan. Planning ahead helps schools to be equipped and prepared to care for students in emergency health situations.
- Report the life-threatening condition on the nurse alert form
- Complete the authorization to administer medication form if student needs medication at school
- Complete the health care plan that is specific to the student’s illness, if applicable
All student health forms are available in the forms library or at the school office.
Required documentation must be completed before the child attends school.
Life-threatening health conditions include:
- Epilepsy/seizure disorder
- Asthma – with medications or inhaler
- Cardiac/heart conditions
- Allergy – epinephrine injector
Additionally, students with life-threatening health conditions participating in athletics or after-school activities will need to SELF-CARRY their emergency medication anytime they are on campus for a school event such as after-school sports. Please ensure your provider approves the ability to self-carry on the Medication Authorization form. All forms must be turned into the school PRIOR to being able to attend school or any on campus activity per Washington state law RCW 28A.210.320. https://www.lwsd.org/programs-and-services/health-services/life-threatening-conditions
Until these requirements are met, your child will not be able to attend school. If you have any questions, please call Health Services support personnel at our Special Services Office: 425-936-1201.