Louisiana - Chronic Conditions—allergy plan: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses allergy plan.

Louisiana Revised Statutes §17:436.1. Administration of medication; definition; conditions; restrictions; exceptions

J. (1) Notwithstanding any provision of law or any rule, regulation, or policy to the contrary, the governing authority of each public elementary and secondary school shall permit the self-administration of medications by a student with asthma or the use of auto-injectable epinephrine by a student at risk of anaphylaxis, provided that the student's parentor other legal guardian provides the school in which the student is enrolled with the following documentation:

  • (a) Written authorization for the student to carry and self-administer such prescribed medications.

Louisiana Revised Statutes §17:436.1. Administration of medication; definition; conditions; restrictions; exceptions

  • (b) Written certification from a licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber that the student:
    • (i) Has asthma or is at risk of having anaphylaxis.
    • (ii) Has received instruction in the proper method of self-administration of the student's prescribed medications to treat asthma or anaphylaxis.
  • (c) A written treatment plan from the student's licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber for managing asthma or anaphylactic episodes. The treatment plan must be signed by the student, the student's parent or other legal guardian, and the student's licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber and shall also contain the following information:
    • (i) The name, purpose, and prescribed dosage of the medications to be self-administered.
    • (ii) The time or times the medications are to be regularly administered and under what additional special circumstances the medications are to be administered.
    • (iii) The length of time for which the medications are prescribed.
  • (d) Any other documentation required by the governing authority of the public elementary or secondary school.

(2) The documentation required by Paragraph (1) of this Subsection shall be kept on file in the office of the school nurse or other designated school official.


Louisiana Administrative Code Title 28 Part CLVII §305. Administration of Medication

I. 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law or any rule, regulation, or policy to the contrary, the governing authority of each public elementary and secondary school shall permit the self-administration of medications by a student with asthma or diabetes or the use of auto-injectable epinephrine by a student at risk of anaphylaxis, provided that the student's parent or legal guardian provides the school in which the student is enrolled with the following documentation:

  • a. written authorization for the student to carry and self-administer such prescribed medications;
  • b. written certification from a licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber that the student:
    • i. has asthma, diabetes, or is at risk of having anaphylaxis;
    • ii. has received instruction in the proper method of self administration of the student's prescribed medications to treat asthma, diabetes, or anaphylaxis;
  • c. written treatment plan from the student's licensed medical physician or authorized prescriber for managing asthma, diabetes, or anaphylactic episodes. The treatment plan must be signed by the student, the student's parent or other legal guardian, and the student's licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber and shall also contain the following information:
    • i. the name, purpose, and prescribed dosage of the medications to be self-administered;
    • ii. the time or times the medications are to be regularly administered and under what additional special circumstances the medications are to be administered;
    • iii. the length of time for which the medications are prescribed;
  • d. any other documentation required by the governing authority of the public elementary or secondary school.
  1. The documentation required by Paragraph 1 of this Subsection shall be kept on file in the office of the school nurse or other designated school official.
    <a href="https://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/default.aspx”>Source: Louisiana Division of Administration

Louisiana Administrative Code Title 28 Part CLVII §305. Administration of Medication

I. 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law or any rule, regulation, or policy to the contrary, the governing authority of each public elementary and secondary school shall permit the self-administration of medications by a student with asthma or diabetes or the use of auto-injectable epinephrine by a student at risk of anaphylaxis, provided that the student's parent or legal guardian provides the school in which the student is enrolled with the following documentation:

  • a. written authorization for the student to carry and self-administer such prescribed medications;
  • b. written certification from a licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber that the student:
    • i. has asthma, diabetes, or is at risk of having anaphylaxis;
    • ii. has received instruction in the proper method of self administration of the student's prescribed medications to treat asthma, diabetes, or anaphylaxis;
  • c. written treatment plan from the student's licensed medical physician or authorized prescriber for managing asthma, diabetes, or anaphylactic episodes. The treatment plan must be signed by the student, the student's parent or other legal guardian, and the student's licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber and shall also contain the following information:
    • i. the name, purpose, and prescribed dosage of the medications to be self-administered;
    • ii. the time or times the medications are to be regularly administered and under what additional special circumstances the medications are to be administered;
    • iii. the length of time for which the medications are prescribed;
  • d. any other documentation required by the governing authority of the public elementary or secondary school.
  1. The documentation required by Paragraph 1 of this Subsection shall be kept on file in the office of the school nurse or other designated school official.
    <a href="https://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/default.aspx”>Source: Louisiana Division of Administration
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