Special Medical Care or Equipment Needs
Children with Special Health Care Needs
When a student has asthma, allergies, diabetes, seizures, attention deficit disorder, or any other medical or mental health condition requiring special health services in the school and/or requires the assistance of medical technology, it is vitally important that the parent/guardian meet with the school nurse to develop an Individualized Healthcare Plan as soon as possible.
Students with Medical Equipment Needs
A medical order is mandatory if a student requires the use of crutches, wheelchair or any other medically necessary equipment. If a student comes to school without a note for this equipment, the student will be sent home for reasons of liability and the potential for further injury. It is imperative that the nurse be aware when students with crutches, etc. are in the building so that, in the event of an emergency, an evacuation plan can be developed.