Students with Life-Threatening Allergies


The Code of Virginia and the Recognition and Treatment of Anaphylaxis in the School Setting

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Information on Anaphylaxis and Ephinephrine

FCPS to Keep EpiPens® in All Schools


To provide a safe educational environment for a student with severe allergies, schools, parents/guardians, physicians, and the student must work together. The school public health nurse will work with the family and physician to develop an Individual Health Care Plan (IHCP) for the student.

Parents or guardians enrolling a student with severe allergies should contact the school principal as early as possible so that a safe plan can be instituted.

FCPS guidelines for the Management of Life-Threatening Allergies

Flier for Management of Life-Threatening Allergies Guidelines

The following links provide information regarding FCPS policies and procedures, as well as additional resources.

  • FCPS Regulation 2102: Health and Welfare: First Aid, Emergency Treatment,
    and Administration of Medication for Students (See Attachment EpiPen Authorization Form SS/SE - 64, page 13-14)
  • FCPS Regulation 2104: Health and Welfare: Health Services—School Health-Related Needs (See Health Information Form SS/SE 71)

Websites of interest:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

For more information, please contact the school principal or the school public health nurse.

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Student Health Services including:

Wellness Policy brochure

School Health Advisory Committee

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Last Updated

October 21, 2014