Ohio - Chronic Conditions—asthma plan: Policy requirement

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

State law addresses asthma plan.

Ohio Revised Code 3313.716 Possession and use metered dose inhaler or dry powder inhaler to alleviate asthmatic symptoms.

(A) Notwithstanding section 3313.713 of the Revised Code or any policy adopted under that section, a student of a school operated by a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district or a student of a chartered nonpublic school may possess and use a metered dose inhaler or a dry powder inhaler to alleviate asthmatic symptoms, or before exercise to prevent the onset of asthmatic symptoms, if both of the following conditions are satisfied:

  • (1) The student has the written approval of the student's physician and, if the student is a minor, the written approval of the parent, guardian, or other person having care or charge of the student. The physician's written approval shall includeat least all of the following information:
    • (a) The student's name and address;
    • (b) The names and dose of the medication contained in the inhaler;
    • (c) The date the administration of the medication is to begin;
    • (d) The date, if known, that the administration of the medication is to cease;
    • (e) Written instructions that outline procedures school personnel should follow in the event that the asthma medication does not produce the expected relief from the student's asthma attack;
    • (f) Any severe adverse reactions that may occur to the child using the inhaler and that should be reported to the physician;
    • (g) Any severe adverse reactions that may occur to another child, for whom the inhaler is not prescribed, should sucha child receive a dose of the medication;
    • (h) At least one emergency telephone number for contacting the physician in an emergency;

Ohio Revised Code 3313.716 Possession and use metered dose inhaler or dry powder inhaler to alleviate asthmatic symptoms.

(A) Notwithstanding section 3313.713 of the Revised Code or any policy adopted under that section, a student of a school operated by a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district or a student of a chartered nonpublic school may possess and use a metered dose inhaler or a dry powder inhaler to alleviate asthmatic symptoms, or before exercise to prevent the onset of asthmatic symptoms, if both of the following conditions are satisfied:

  • (1) The student has the written approval of the student's physician and, if the student is a minor, the written approval of the parent, guardian, or other person having care or charge of the student. The physician's written approval shall includeat least all of the following information:
    • (i) At least one emergency telephone number for contacting the parent, guardian, or other person having care or charge of the student in an emergency;
    • (j) Any other special instructions from the physician.

Ohio Revised Codes 3313.7113 Procurement of inhalers by board.

(B) The board of education of each city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district may procure inhalers for each school operated by the district to have on the school premises for use in emergency situations identified under division (D)(5) of this section. A district board that elects to procure inhalers under this section is encouraged to maintain, at all times, at least two inhalers at each school operated by the district.
(C) A district board that elects to procure inhalers under this section shall require the district’s superintendent to adopt a policy governing their maintenance and use. Before adopting the policy, the superintendent shall consult with a licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs, as defined in section 4729.01 of the Revised Code.

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