Kansas - Chronic Conditions—asthma plan: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses asthma plan.

K.S.A. 72-6282. Policies to allow student to self-administer certain medications.

(1) “Medication” means a medicine prescribed by a health care provider for the treatment of anaphylaxis or asthma including, but not limited to, any medicine defined in section 201 of the federal food, drug and cosmetic act, inhaled bronchodilators and auto-injectible epinephrine.


K.S.A. 72-6282. Policies to allow student to self-administer certain medications.

(b) Each school district shall adopt a policy authorizing the self-administration of medication by students enrolled in kindergarten or any of the grades one through 12. A student shall meet all requirements of a policy adopted pursuant to this subsection. Such policy shall include:

  • (1) A requirement of a written statement from the student's health care provider stating the name and purpose of the medication; the prescribed dosage; the time the medication is to be regularly administered, and any additional special circumstances under which the medication is to be administered; and the length of time for which the medication is prescribed;
  • (2) a requirement that the student has demonstrated to the health care provider or such provider's designee and the school nurse or such nurse's designee the skill level necessary to use the medication and any device that is necessary to administer such medication as prescribed. If there is no school nurse, the school shall designate a person for the purposes of this subsection.


    K.S.A. 72-6282. Policies to allow student to self-administer certain medications.

(b) Each school district shall adopt a policy authorizing the self-administration of medication by students enrolled in kindergarten or any of the grades one through 12. A student shall meet all requirements of a policy adopted pursuant to this subsection. Such policy shall include:

  • (3) a requirement that the health care provider has prepared a written treatment plan for managing asthma oranaphylaxis episodes of the student and for medication use by the student during school hours;
  • (4) a requirement that the student's parent or guardian has completed and submitted to the school any written documentation required by the school, including the treatment plan prepared as required by paragraph (3) and documents related to liability;
  • (5) a requirement that all teachers responsible for the student's supervision shall be notified that permission to carry medications and self-medicate has been granted; and
  • (6) any other requirement imposed by the school district pursuant to this section and K.S.A. 72-1138(e), and amendments thereto.
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