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KUMC Policy for ADD/ADHD

Policy
Purpose: 

The purpose is for a provider at KUMC Student Health Services to initiate a treatment plan, or continue an existing plan for medication.

This policy will impact the health and safety concerns for students and maintain patient safety.

Applies to: 

Students on KUMC Campus only

Campus: 
Medical Center, Kansas City
Policy Statement: 

Treatment of ADD/ADHD at KUMC Student Health Services

In order for a provider at KUMC Student Health Services to initiate a treatment plan, or continue an existing plan for medication, the student must:

  1.  Schedule an appointment with one of the KUMC Student Health physicians
  2. Provide documentation of a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation within the last 4 years that includes:
    1. Copies of at least two diagnostic tests done as part of an adult evaluation (examples: WAIS III; Woodcock-Johnson III Cognitive and Achievement Test; Connor AD/HD Rating Scale; Conners Continuous Performance Test),
    2. Identification of the current functional issues,
    3. A diagnostic statement, with clinical diagnosis, from the mental health professional who administered the testing,
    4. A recommendation by the evaluator for a prescription as part of the treatment plan.

Please note that any significant event that would affect diagnosis/function since the last evaluation will necessitate updated testing.

Consequences: 

Failure to comply with policies may affect treatment decisions. 

Contact: 

Stephanie Jernigan
KUMC Student Health Services Director
Student Center 1012
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-1941

Approved by: 
Vice Chancellor of Student Services - Dr. Vince Loffredo
Approved on: 
Monday, August 1, 2005
Effective on: 
Monday, August 1, 2005
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Background: 

Testing requirements are based on current diagnostic guidelines, the policies and procedures of the Counseling and Educational Support Center and the policy at Watkins Health Center in Lawrence. 

Keywords: 
KU, Medical Center, ADD, ADHD, Medications, Evaluations, diagnosis
Review, Approval & Change History: 

9/27/16: Reviewed no changes.

05/06/2016: Removed Date Last Reviewed

08-2005, 6-2013, 3-2014, 3-25-2015

Operational Categories: 
Health & Safety
Student Life Categories: 
Health & Wellness

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