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Health Care Requirements


Life Threatening Condition Law

Washington State law requires that children with life threatening conditions have medications and/or 504 treatment plan on file before attending school.  A life threatening condition is defined as one that puts the student in danger of death during the school day. This includes students with severe insect sting, severe food or severe latex allergies, diabetes, severe asthma, severe seizures, and possibly other rare conditions.

•     Meet or call the school nurse to develop an individual emergency treatment plan now,

       or within the first two weeks before school starts.

•     The Emergency Action Plan or Individual Health Care Plan, signed and dated by parent

and health care provider, must be in place before the first day of school.

•     Physician order for medication at school, signed and dated by the health care provider and parent must be in place before the first day of school.

•     Medications for life threatening conditions must be in place before the first day of school.

Health History Form must be completed, signed, and dated. Please distinguish if the condition is current or past history.

Certificate of Immunization Form (CIS)

•     Any child attending school in Washington State is required by law to be fully immunized according to state guidelines.

•      A CIS must be completed, signed and dated in ink by the parent/guardian.

Vaccine Requirements For Kindergarten

•     Four (4) Dtap, (4) with the last dose on or after age four (4) on entry to kindergarten.

•     Two (2) Measles Mumps and Rubella given after the 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart.

•      Four (4) Polio, (3) if last dose is given on or after the 4th birthday.

•     Two (2) Varicella given on or after 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart OR physician's signed verification of disease from a physician OR positive blood test showing immunity.

•     Three (3) Hepatitis B at required intervals

o     2nd dose at least 4 weeks after dose # 1

o     3rd dose at least 8 weeks after dose #2

o     3rd dose at least 16 weeks after dose #1

o     3rd dose at not before 24 weeks of age.

Immunizations can be obtained from the following places:

•     Your family health care provider.

•     Free child immunizations and low-cost adult immunizations are available at MultiCare Mobile Immunization     Clinic.  Immunization Clinic at South Hill Mall in Puyallup. No appointments necessary.

Bring your child's immunization record with you.  A parent or legal guardian must be present.

For more information about the Mobile Immunization Clinic, call: (253)403-1767 or (253)798-6410.