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Care for Students with Chronic Conditions


Caring for students with chronic conditions may require additional protocols to ensure they are properly supported.

Required: An entity is legally bound to do, as required by federal or state law, executive orders, state/local public health orders, state board rule, or in the case of waivers, expectations that the state board requires in exchange for waiving a state law or rule. Executive orders and public health orders could change over the next months as we learn more about COVID-19 and receive updated epidemiological data.
  • Train and delegate staff to administer medications and other medical treatments ordered by authorized care providers, per Colorado Board of Nursing Chapter 13 - Rules and Regulations Regarding the Delegation of Nursing Tasks 3 CCR 716-1 and Colorado State Board of Education Rules for Administration of Medications 1 CCR 301-68
  • Ensure safe medication storage, per CDPHE Rules and Regulations Governing Schools in the State of Colorado 6 CCR 1010-6 6.13 G.
Guidance provides recommendations for “how to” implement a statute or rule. These recommendations in this toolkit are based on best practice and provide direction for how to operationalize the requirements set forth in various executive orders and public health orders. All efforts should be made to follow the recommendations when feasible.
  • To implement Student Health Care Plans and 504 Plans, school staff should discuss the student's health and safety needs with parent/guardian and medical provider to identify how to meet the student needs safely.
Consideration: Ideas to think about as you make your own decisions.
  • Students for different reasons may struggle with wearing a mask. Please consider planning with providers on how to support students' needs while maintaining health and safety protocols.