West Virginia - Chronic Conditions—asthma plan: Policy requirement

Policy Or Plan Requirements
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State law addresses asthma plan.

Code of State Rules 126-86-11

11.4. Students with disabilities who have chronic conditions, including but not limited to asthma, diabetes,gastrointestinal disorders, cardiac disorders, and known food allergies are eligible for a locally developed Individualized Health Care Plan (IHCP) developed by the certified school nurse; a Section 504 Plan; or an Individualized Education Program (IEP) inclusive of a Medical Statement for Special Dietary Needs.

Code of State Rules 126-27-6. Roles and Responsibilities

6.5.b Self-administer prescribed emergency or acute medications, such as but not limited to epinephrine, insulin, asthma inhaler or ibuprofen when the prescription indicates that said student may maintain possession of the medication.  The student must be able to bring the medication to school, carry the medication in a safe and responsible manner, and use the medication only as prescribed.  At the discretion of county boards of education, high school students (not below grade 9) may be allowed to carry and self-administer non-prescribed OTC medication with parent/guardian authorization, unless restricted by the administrator/principal.

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