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5.80 - Chronic Health Conditions

Effective and safe management requires careful planning by our licensed professional school nurses.

  • Please notify the nurse if your child has a chronic health condition such as: allergies, including life- threatening allergies, asthma, cancer, cardiac condition, diabetes, epilepsy, genetic disorders, immunological disorders, mental health disorders, neurological disorders, orthopedic disorders, or other.
  • The nurse will coordinate the development of the Individualized Health Care Plan (IHP) and/or Emergency Care Plan (ECP). These individualized plans are designed to meet the student’s needs to fully access their educational programs.
  • IHP’s and ECP’s are developed collaboratively with information from the family, the student, the student’s healthcare providers, and school staff, as appropriate. The IHP and/or ECP includes medical orders imple- mented at school, are reviewed at least annually, updat- ed as needed, and revised as significant changes occur in the student’s health status or medical treatment. The ECP ensures a plan of action is in place to maintain the student’s health and safety during a life-threatening emergency.
  • Confidentiality is maintained by sharing the IHP and/or ECP only with school staff that has a need to know.

For more information on chronic health conditions, visit the HEALTH SERVICES homepage.