New for fall: Changes to asthma requirements

New for the 2018-19 school year: Starting this fall, all asthma will be considered a life-threatening health condition. For students who have a diagnosis of asthma, state law requires them to have a signed Asthma Care Plan and Medication Orders on file, updated by a health care provider each year. 

All students who have asthma will be required to have an Asthma Care Plan and Medication Orders AND an inhaler at school prior to the first day of school or they will be excluded. Please contact Becky Doughty, director of Health Services, at 354-7298 with any questions.


RCW 28A.210: Life-threatening health conditionsPrior to attendance at school, each child with a potentially life-threatening health condition shall present a medication or treatment order addressing the condition. A life threatening health condition means a condition that will put the child in danger of death during the school day if a medication or treatment order is not in place. Needing to keep asthma medications at school is considered a potentially life threatening health condition.