Parents as Medical Providers
The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, division of medical licensing does not recommend and strongly discourages medical providers from treating family members. Accordingly, because the district follows a "best practice" standard of care in our health offices, please be advised that the district will not accept medical clearances, requests, forms, documents, certificates, or any other medical notice, etc. from a parent who is acting as their child's health care provider. All medical orders, certificates, or other required statements or forms must be written by the child's private primary care physician, or health care provider.
A parent who is also a health care provider must complete all required parent documentation/permission to supplement the treating physician or other health care provider's information, the same as any other parent. Your failure to cooperate may delay the processing of your child's information resulting in delays in your child's ability to participate in various activities.