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Health Services provides consultation to school nurses, administrators, staff, families, and students in order to reduce barriers to learning and better assure a safe and healthy school environment.

OSPI Issues New Guidance on Nasal Spray Law
Guidance | FAQ


All school districts must be aware of the specific actions required by Engrossed Senate Bill (ESB) 5104 regarding the use of epinephrine injectors in schools.

The bill permits schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine injectors for use by a school nurse with students not currently possessing epinephrine autoinjector prescriptions or guided anaphylaxis care plans. The supply of injectors may be used "to respond to an anaphylactic reaction under a standing protocol according to RCW 28A.210.300."

The law also directs OSPI as follows: "The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall review the anaphylaxis policy guidelines required under RCW 28A.210.380 and make a recommendation to the education committees of the legislature by December 1, 2013, based on student safety, regarding whether to designate other trained school employees to administer epinephrine autoinjectors to students without prescriptions for epinephrine autoinjectors, demonstrating the symptoms of anaphylaxis when a school nurse is not in the vicinity.”

Collaborating for Effective Health Planning : 504 Support for Students with Special Health Care Needs

Key Provisions of Senate Bill 6128: School Employees - Medication Administration and Nursing Services

Health Topics A-Z
Health conditions—from asthma to vision screening—and their associated laws and regulations. Includes resources for emergency preparedness, infection control, medications and more.

School Nurse Corps
A description of the School Nurse Corps program and contact information for ESD School Nurse Corps administrators.

Home/Hospital Instruction
Information about home/hospital instruction provided to students who are temporarily unable to attend school due to a disability or illness.

Health Services Assessment Tools
Download forms for district student health reporting, and staff and parent surveys.


What's New

OSPI K-20: Legal Issues in School Nursing | Presentation (PPT) - Oct. 21, 2015 (Download the PPT before viewing)

Wildfires Prompt Guidance for Schools and Health Staff on Air Pollution and School Activities
The Washington State Department of Health issued new guidance for school-related outdoor activities in light of hazardous air quality in parts of the state due to wildfires. Air Pollution and School Activities (PDF) illustrates acceptable levels of activity during a range of air quality conditions. DOH called for school district leadership and health staff to reach out to their local health departments for help, if needed.

NEW  Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Pamphlet for Students, Parents, and Coaches

Washington State School Staff Health Training Guide (PDF)

CPR/AED Instruction in High Schools
FAQs and guidance on the new requirements

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