Health Information and Forms

Medical Danger - Anapylaxis - All Parents/Guardians Must Read!


Sabrina’s Law, An Act to Protect Anaphylactic Pupils received royal assent in June 2005 making it law for each school in Ontario to provide an anaphylaxis management plan that will reduce the risk of exposure to anaphylactic causative agents (e.g. peanuts/tree nut protein) in the classroom and common school areas.

Supporting Students with Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis Plan of Care


Ryan’s Law, Ensuring Asthma Friendly Schools, provides direction to school administrators, staff and parents about the appropriate response on both a school-wide and individual person level to minimize the inherent risks to students and others who are identified as being susceptible to asthmatic reactions due to allergies and other triggers.

Diabetes Management:

A Protocol for Schools is a guideline to be used by school and community personnel to support and ensure the safety of children with diabetes in our schools. The development of this document has been a collaborative project involving representatives from the Halton District School Board, the Halton Catholic District School Board, Region of Halton departments of Health and Social and Community Services, Community Care Access Centre of Halton and the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Trillium Health Sciences Centre, Diabetes Unit.

Supporting Students with Diabetes

Diabetes Plan of Care


Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder Protocol:

In a collaborative effort with the Halton District School Board and the Halton Catholic District School Board, Halton Emergency Medical Services, Children’s Services at Community Living North Halton, Halton Regional Health Department and Epilepsy Ontario an Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder Management Protocol along with school resources have been developed to manage and accommodate students diagnosed with seizure disorders.

Epilepsy Seizures -Supporting Students with Epilepsy

Seizure Plan of Care

Prescription Medication Information:

The Halton District School Board is committed to ensuring the provision of support services and appropriate staff training to enable students with health or medical needs to attend and participate in school, provided they can do so without undue risk. The primary responsibility for the administration of prescription and/or non-prescription medications to a student rests with the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s). However, we understand that there are situations where parent administration of medication may not always be possible, such as emergency administration of prescribed medication that must be administered during school hours or during an approved school activity. In such circumstances, the Halton District School Board may accept responsibility for the administration of a prescribed medication, or parents/guardians may authorize for self-administration of prescribed medication by a student. Please review the following information, and determine if it applies to your child. If it does, please arrange to have one or both forms completed, by the start of the 2017/2018 school year. Please note that there is a section on both forms to be completed by a Regulated Health Care Provider. Forms are required if:

~ the medication is prescribed by a regulated health care provider

~ the administration of medication on a routine or emergency basis is necessary for the student to attend school or a school sponsored event

Form 1: Request for School Personnel to Administer Prescribed Medication. Please complete and return this form if:

~ the student’s parent/guardian is not able to attend school in order to administer the prescribed medication

~ it is not appropriate for the student to self-administer the prescribed medication

Form 2: Authorization for Self-Administration of Prescribed Medication by Student. Please complete and return this form if:

~ it is appropriate for the student to self-administer the prescribed medication.

In some cases both forms may be required. For example, if a student carries an EpiPen AND has one in the main office, both forms would be needed.

HDSB Prescription Medication - Information & Forms

If you have questions regarding any of the above forms or medical information, please contact Mr. Yhard.