Mississippi - Chronic Conditions—asthma plan: Policy requirement

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

State law addresses asthma plan.

Mississippi Code. § 37-11-71 Mississippi Asthma and Anaphylaxis Child Safety Act; legislative findings and declarations; self-administration of asthma and anaphylaxis medication; policy regarding administration of auto-injectable epinephrine by authorized school personnel; school district requirements relating to children with asthma

(3) The school board of each local public school district and the governing body of each private and parochial school or school district shall permit the self-administration of asthma and anaphylaxis medication pursuant to the requirements of this section.


Mississippi Code. § 37-11-71 Mississippi Asthma and Anaphylaxis Child Safety Act; legislative findings and declarations; self-administration of asthma and anaphylaxis medication; policy regarding administration of auto-injectable epinephrine by authorized school personnel; school district requirements relating to children with asthma

(5) A student with asthma and/or anaphylaxis is entitled to possess and self-administer prescription asthma and/or anaphylaxis medication while on school property, on school-provided transportation, or at a school-related event or activity if:

  • (a) The prescription asthma and/or anaphylaxis medication has been prescribed for that student as indicated by the prescription label on the medication;
  • (b) The self-administration is done in compliance with the prescription or written instructions from the student's physician or other licensed health care provider; and
  • (c) A parent of the student provides to the school:
    • (i) Written authorization, signed by the parent, for the student to self-administer prescription asthma and/or anaphylaxis medication while on school property or at a school-related event or activity;
    • (ii) A written statement, signed by the parent, in which the parent releases the school district and its employees and agents from liability for an injury arising from the student's self-administration of prescription asthma and/or anaphylaxis medication while on school property or at a school-related event or activity unless in cases of wanton or willful misconduct;
    • (iii) A written statement from the student's physician or other licensed health care provider, signed by the physician or provider, that states:
        1. That the student has asthma and/or anaphylaxis and is capable of self-administering the prescription asthma and/or anaphylaxis medication;
        1. The name and purpose of the medication;
        1. The prescribed dosage for the medication;
        1. The times at which or circumstances under which the medication may be administered; and
        1. The period for which the medication is prescribed.
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