Minnesota - Chronic Conditions—allergy plan: Policy requirement

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State law addresses allergy plan.

2018 Minnesota Statutes 121A.2207 Life-Threatening Allergies in Schools; Stock Supply of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors.

Subdivision 1. Districts and schools permitted to maintain supply. Notwithstanding section 151.37, districts and schools may obtain and possess epinephrine auto-injectors to be maintained and administered by school personnel to a studentor other individual if, in good faith, it is determined that person is experiencing anaphylaxis regardless of whether the student or other individual has a prescription for an epinephrine auto-injector. The administration of an epinephrine auto-injector in accordance with this section is not the practice of medicine.

2018 Minnesota Statutes. 121A.2205 Possession and Use of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors; Model Policy.

Subdivision 2. Plan for use of epinephrine auto-injectors. (a) At the start of each school year or at the time a student enrolls in school, whichever is first, a student's parent, school staff, including those responsible for student health care, and the prescribing medical professional must develop and implement an individualized written health plan for a student who is prescribed epinephrine auto-injectors that enables the student to:

  • (1) possess epinephrine auto-injectors; or
  • (2) if the parent and prescribing medical professional determine the student is unable to possess the epinephrine, have immediate access to epinephrine auto-injectors in close proximity to the student at all times during the instructional day. The plan must designate the school staff responsible for implementing the student's health plan, including recognizing anaphylaxis and administering epinephrine auto-injectors when required, consistent with section 121A.22, subdivision2, clause (10). This health plan may be included in a student's 504 plan.
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