Texas - Chronic Conditions—asthma plan: Policy requirement

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

State law addresses asthma plan.

Texas Education Code Sec. 38.015. SELF-ADMINISTRATION OF PRESCRIPTION ASTHMA OR ANAPHYLAXIS MEDICINE BY STUDENTS.

(b) A student with asthma or anaphylaxis is entitled to possess and self-administer prescription asthma or anaphylaxis medicine while on school property or at a school-related event or activity if:

  • (1) the prescription medicine has been prescribed for that student as indicated by the prescription label on the medicine;
  • (2) the student has demonstrated to the student's physician or other licensed health care provider and the school nurse, if available, the skill level necessary to self-administer the prescription medication, including the use of any device required to administer the medication;
  • (3) 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
  • (4) a parent of the student provides to the school:
    • (A) a written authorization, signed by the parent, for the student to self-administer the prescription medicine while on school property or at a school-related event or activity; and
    • (B) a written statement from the student's physician or other licensed health care provider, signed by the physician or provider, that states:
      • (i) that the student has asthma or anaphylaxis and is capable of self-administering the prescription medicine;
      • (ii) the name and purpose of the medicine;
      • (iii) the prescribed dosage for the medicine;
      • (iv) the times at which or circumstances under which the medicine may be administered; and
      • (v) the period for which the medicine is prescribed.
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