Attendance: Medical Absence Verification Procedures
Medical Absence (MED): An excused absence, due to illness or medical/dental appointment, verified by a licensed medical practitioner cleared with the attendance office before, the day of, or no later than the close of the second day upon the student’s return to school. Medical Absence Verification form.
- Acute Illness/Medical Appointments: Direct verification from the service provider to the school via U.S. Mail, e-mail, fax, or sealed envelope is required. A verification form will be available for students to pick up at the attendance office for service provider use.
- Chronic Illness: Direct verification from the service provider to school stating the necessary length of the absence or anticipated absence frequency. A verification letter must be provided at the onset of the illness or annually as appropriate. A release of information may be requested where the service provider letter lacks clarity or the frequency and/or nature of absences is inconsistent with the service provider documentation.
- Injury/Surgical Procedures: Medical verification for absences due to injury/surgical procedures shall follow the procedures specified for illness, depending on the nature of the injury.