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KUMC Policy for ADD/ADHD


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

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.


Failure to comply with policies may affect treatment decisions. 


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

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)

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. 

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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