Human Resources Legislative Update
Ontario School Boards to Implement Care Plans for Students with Prevalent Medical Needs
Date: October 25, 2017
On October 24, 2017, the Ontario government released a draft policy aimed at supporting students with prevalent medical conditions. Policy PPM 161- Supporting Children and Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions (Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes, and/or Epilepsy) in Schools, to be finalized in Winter 2018, will require school boards across Ontario to have individualized care plans in place for students with the identified medical conditions. The plans must outline contacts and procedures customized to each student.
School boards will be required to have these plans in place by the beginning of the 2018/2019 school year.