Children with special health needs may need an Individual Health
Care Plan. The health care plan provides detailed instructions to
nurses, teachers and school staff about how to meet your child’s
medical needs while s/he is in school. The health care plan is
collaboratively developed by the nurse, parent/guardian, and child’s
physician and/or specialist.
If your child has any of the following conditions, s/he may need
a health care plan: asthma, diabetes; life threatening allergy;
seizure disorder; any other health condition that requires specialized
nursing care or monitoring (e.g., Cerebral Palsy, Celiac Disease,
G-tube Feedings, Intravenous Line Care, Ostomy Care, etc.); or any
illness, injury, or recent surgery that requires accommodations during
the school day (e.g., rest or assistance traveling through the school).
What are the steps to creating a health care plan?