OHD Technical Assistance Tips (MDE) (Updated 4/4/2017)
Documenting the Health Condition
Minnesota Rule 3525.1335, Other Health Disabilities does not require that a local education agency (LEA) use or send a specific form for medical documentation of a chronic or acute health condition, including AD/HD. Districts must ensure that a diagnosis includes written and signed documentation of a medically diagnosed chronic or acute health condition or AD/HD from a health care provider operating within their professional scope of practice. If an LEA decides to develop or use a form for the purpose of obtaining required medical documentation, consider including the following topics.
- Activity limitations or restrictions
- Implications for school attendance (e.g., projected absences due to hospitalizations, surgeries, etc.)
- Medications or specialized health care procedures necessary during the school day
- Medications that may adversely affect school performance