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IHCP form..what is it?

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By Ivycosmo on Wed, 08-13-08, 16:09

I just rec'd a letter from my son's new school about having an IHCP form filled out and ready for the nurse/teacher for the new school year.
I have no idea what this form is. Does anyone know what it is and where I can get one? I feel dumb, but I have never been asked for one before.
thanks

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By Skywalker on Wed, 08-13-08, 16:42

Individualized Health Care Plan. It's a custom written plan that works as a guide on how to manage your child's allergies at school. It is usually written by the school or district nurse. It is not a 504 plan, but similar. Some parents are fine with this instead of a more formal 504 plan. I recommend asking for a 504 plan if possible. It is more of a legal contract between the school and you under the protection of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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By Ivycosmo on Thu, 08-14-08, 02:28

aaaahhhhh, I see. Thanks! I appreciate it.

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By Krusty Krab on Sun, 08-17-08, 16:43

Originally Posted By: SkywalkerIndividualized Health Care Plan. It's a custom written plan that works as a guide on how to manage your child's allergies at school. It is usually written by the school or district nurse. It is not a 504 plan, but similar. Some parents are fine with this instead of a more formal 504 plan. I recommend asking for a 504 plan if possible. It is more of a legal contract between the school and you under the protection of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

While there are many disability laws, if you have a 504 plan, you are under the protection of the [b]Rehabilitation Act of 1973[/b]. Section 504 is one section of the Rehab. Act that states[i]"no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under" any program or activity that either receives Federal financial assistance or is conducted by any Executive agency or the United States Postal Service.[/i] Schools often fall under this act, as they accept monies from the dept of ed for various things, or the USDA for school lunches.

Section 504 is [i]not[/i] a section of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For further info:

[url="http://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm"]http://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm[/url]

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