Life-Threatening Health Conditions

Does Your Student Have a Life-Threatening Health Condition?

Washington State law (SHB 2834) mandates that students with life-threatening health conditions (where the condition would put the child in danger of death during the school day) have medication or treatment orders, prescribed medication and a health plan in place in order to attend school.   Life-threatening conditions include asthma, severe bee sting or food allergies, diabetes, epilepsy and certain heart conditions (and others).  Students in middle school and high school wanting to self-carry or self-administer medication (i.e. inhaler, epi-pen, insulin) are required to provide treatment orders and have parent permission. 

If your child has a life-threatening health condition, please Contact Finley School Nurse, Colin McComish, at cmccomish@esd123.org at 509.380.4923 to make an appointment to review your student’s health plan and paperwork.