Nebraska - Chronic Conditions—asthma plan: Policy requirement

Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation

State law addresses asthma plan.

Nebraska Revised Statute 79-224

(2) Upon receipt of a written request and authorization under subsection (1) of this section, the school and the parent or guardian, in consultation with the student’s physician or such other health care professional, shall develop an asthma or anaphylaxis medical management plan for the student for the current school year. Such plan shall (a) identify the health care services the student may receive at school relating to such condition, (b) evaluate the student’s understanding of and ability to self-manage his or her asthma or anaphylaxis condition, (c) permit regular monitoring of the student’s self-management of his or her asthma or anaphylaxis condition by an appropriately credentialed health care professional, (d) include the name, purpose, and dosage of the prescription asthma or anaphylaxis medication prescribed for such student, (e) include procedures for storage and access to backup supplies of such prescription asthma or anaphylaxis medication, and (f) be signed by the student’s parent or guardian and the physician or such other health care professional responsible for treatment of the student’s asthma or anaphylaxis condition. The school may consult with a registered nurse or other health care professional employed by such school during development of the plan. The plan and the signed statement required by subsection (5) of this section shall be kept on file at the school where the student is enrolled.

19 NAC 59 Appendix A

DEFINITION: Life-threatening asthma consists of an acute episode of worsening airflow obstruction. Immediate action and monitoring are necessary.
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State

92 NAC 59 006 Emergency Response to Life Threatening Asthma or Systemic Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis).

006.01 Emergency Protocol. All Accredited Schools, Approved Schools, and Approved Early Childhood Education Programs shall adopt and implement the Emergency Response to Life-Threatening Asthma or Systemic Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis) Protocol contained in Appendix A of this Chapter. In addition to adopting the protocol, Accredited Schools, Approved Schools and Early Childhood Education Programs shall procure and maintain the equipment and medication necessary to implement the protocol in each school building while school is in session in the case of any student and/or school staff emergency.
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State

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