Students with Life-Threatening Conditions

Washington State Law (RCW 28A.210.320) and West Valley School District Policy 3415 require that schools must have an emergency care plan in place for every child who has a life-threatening condition.

This allows the school to be prepared to help a student if there is an emergency due to his or her medical condition.

If a student has asthma or a severe allergy which requires emergency medication, such as an inhaler or Epipen, an emergency care plan must be completed. Other examples of life-threatening conditions that require an emergency care plan are diabetes, seizures or certain heart conditions.

In order for the school to accept medication, a Doctor’s order must be in place.

All emergency care plans, doctor's orders and medication MUST be in place before the first day of school. Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions.