Guidelines for the Care of Students with Food Allergies At-Risk for Anaphylaxis
Food Allergy Information The parent of each student enrolled in BSIC must complete a form provided by BSIC that discloses (1) whether the child has a food allergy or a severe food allergy that should be disclosed to the school to enable it to take any necessary precautions regarding the child’s safety and (2) specifies the food(s) to which the child is allergic and the nature of the allergic reaction. For purposes of this requirement, the term ―severe food allergy‖ means a dangerous or life-threatening reaction of the human body to a food-borne allergen introduced by inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact that requires immediate medical attention. BSIC may also require information from a child’s physician if the child has food allergies. Food allergy information forms will be maintained in the child’s student records, and shall remain confidential. Information provided on food allergy information forms may be disclosed to teachers, school counselors, school nurses, and other appropriate school personnel only to the extent consistent with Board policy and as permissible under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).