Life Threatening Health Conditions

  • Does your child have a life threatening health condition such as a severe food allergy, bee sting allergy, asthma, diabetes, seizures or a cardiac condition?
    If so, it is important that you communicate this vital information to school personnel on the RENTON SCHOOL STUDENT HEALTH INFORMATION FORM in the registration packet as soon as possible.
    Washington State law (RCW 28A.210.320 and Chapter 392-380-020 WAC) helps your child’s school provide for the safety and health of children with life threatening conditions. The law does so by requiring that the child with a life-threatening health condition has the necessary medication, treatment orders and nursing plan in place before beginning school. The orders must be obtained from the child’s licensed health care provider. Required forms are available in the school office and on the Renton School District website.
    If the necessary medication, treatment orders and equipment are not provided, the chief administrator of the school is required to exclude the child until the orders, medications, and equipment have been provided. This requirement applies to all students with a life-threatening condition. Our exclusion procedures are in accordance with the rules (WACs) of the State Board of Education.
    If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school and ask for the school nurse.