August 15, 2019: Legislation Expands Provisions for Administration of Medical Cannabis

An amendment to the Illinois School Code specifies that schools must allow school nurses and school administrators to administer medical cannabis products to students. The measure, signed by the Governor on Monday, also provides that school districts may authorize students to self-administer medical cannabis under the direct supervision of a school nurse or school administrator. … Read more…

July 9, 2019: ISBE Publishes Updated Recommended Practices for Occupational and Physical Therapy Services in Illinois Schools

The Illinois State Board of Education has published updated guidance on Recommended Practices for Occupational and Physical Therapy Services in Illinois Schools.  The OT & PT Coordinator Consortium of Northern Illinois, which is a group of leaders in school-based occupational therapy and physical therapy, undertook a rigorous review of the original 2003 guidance published by … Read more…