Allergy Safety

PPM 161 in Ontario schools

PPM 161: Ontario Government policy supporting students with prevalent medical conditions, including anaphylaxis

PPM 161 – Supporting Children and Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions – builds on the success of Sabrina’s Law and strengthens procedures already in place for approximately 138,000 Ontario students with food allergies. This policy, requiring implementation by school boards as of September 2018, serves to enhance measures for children with medical conditions, such as anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes and/or epilepsy, at school.

School boards are required to ensure that all students with these medical conditions have a Plan of Care in place.

The following resources outline the roles of parents/guardians, children and schools:

For more information on PPM 161, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Education website.