OHIO: Ohio`s revised code 3313.713 requires local school boards to issue guidelines that allow school employees to administer medication. In February 2000, Ohio became the 50th state to allow advanced nurses to prescribe medication (under medical supervision). At school, they have no independent authority to prescribe. ARIZONA: Title 15 of Arizona`s revised statutes, Chapters 15 to 344, provides for the administration of prescription, patented or proprietary drugs by employees of the school. The Act delegates the authority to establish policies and procedures to local school district boards. LOUISIANA: Louisiana`s revised law 17:436.1 prescribes guidelines for delegating drug administration in schools to unlicensed staff. Louisiana Administrative Code 28:1 929 requires school boards to establish policies consistent with state policy. MICHIGAN: MCL 380.1178 (Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976) was amended in March 2000 to grant immunity from criminal or civil prosecution to school staff who administer medication to students in accordance with parent/physician approvals and instructions. The law does not protect against gross negligence or intentional and gratuitous misconduct. There is no explicit transfer of powers of attorney. PENNSYLVANIA: Pennsylvania has no legal authority, but it does have an ordinance, 22 Pa. Code 7.13, which requires school districts to develop drug delivery guidelines that are consistent with Ministry of Health guidelines.

Title 24 (Education) of the Annotated Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, PSA 24-13, Article XIV, School Health Services, Sections 13-1413 and 13-1414 deals with the additional duties of school physicians and the care and treatment of students. Starting in October 2017, schools will also be allowed to store an alternative adrenaline auto-injector (EpiPen) on-site in the event of a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction. Again, this is neither mandatory nor a substitute for sending your child`s EpiPen to school, but an extra layer of protection in case of an emergency. WASHINGTON – The revised Washington Code, RCW 28A.210.260, deals with the administration of oral medications in public and private schools. It delegates policy development to public school districts and private schools. RcW 28A.210.270 expressly provides an exemption from liability for employees of the school. 3. You must agree in writing that your child will receive the medicine. Most schools have a form that you fill out.

You will need to fill out this form each time your child brings a new type of medication to school. It is also likely that it will be reviewed annually. Parents are usually encouraged to plan their child`s medications so that they do not need a dose during the school day. For example, a child who takes antibiotics three times a day can usually take all three doses outside of school hours. At some point in their primary school trip, most children need to take medication at school, whether it`s antibiotics for an ear infection or insulin, to control their diabetes. All schools should have a policy that dictates how they administer medications, so how can you expect them to help your child? Teachers may volunteer to administer medication, but they should be especially careful when agreeing to administer medication if: 6. Medications should be kept in a safe place such as a locked cabinet or a sealed box in a refrigerator according to storage instructions. Children need to know where their medication is and who to ask when they need it. However, medicines that children may need to access quickly in an emergency should not be locked up. These include asthma relief inhalers and LPNs. These storage requirements apply not only on school grounds, but also during travel and home visits. A number of schools now keep automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on site that can be used when a student or staff member experiences cardiac arrest.

Neu supports the campaign to install AEDs in schools because they could save the life of a student or employee. As with medication administration, employees cannot be forced to take training on AED administration, but can volunteer when their employer purchases an AED. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: D.C. Code 31-2432 to 2434 requires the D.C. Board of Education and the Department of Social Services to publish common rules and regulations. DC schools must obtain permission from the student`s parents or guardians, as well as instructions/instructions from the licensed physician before administering medication. Whenever possible, children should be encouraged to self-administer their medications under adult supervision. Children are also encouraged to wear their own devices such as asthma inhalers, if applicable. In some cases, this is clearly not possible: very young children or those with special needs may not be able to administer or care for their own medications. MARYLAND: Maryland`s Annotated Code, Education 7-401, in conjunction with Administrative Order 13A.05.05.08 and .10 requires county education agencies to issue guidelines for the administration and storage of drugs in school systems. Public schools generally do not allow students to administer medication themselves, as this could expose the school to liability and abuse issues (for example, students selling prescription drugs to other students).