State law addresses asthma plans.
Addressing Health Barriers to Learning: Georgia’s Approach & Toolkit
Toolkit provides information and resources to address health barriers to learning (HBLs), including asthma, vision or hearing problems, dental pain, hunger, lead exposure, language skill deficits, and behavioral and mental health problems.
Asthma Action Plan
Asthma Action Plan
Georgia Asthma-Friendly Schools Toolkit and Recognition Guidance
Toolkit is to facilitate the adoption, implementation, and enforcement of a comprehensive asthma-friendly school policy in Georgia K-12 schools.
Official Code of Georgia Annotated 20-2-774. Self-administration of asthma medication
(b) Each local board of education shall adopt a policy authorizing the self-administration of asthma medication by astudent who has asthma, provided that any student who is authorized for self-administration of asthma medication under such policy may possess and use his or her asthma medication:
- (1) While in school;
- (2) At a school sponsored activity;
- (3) While under the supervision of school personnel; or
- (4) While in before-school or after-school care on school operated property.
(c) Each public school in this state shall permit the self-administration of asthma medication by a student who has asthma, subject to the local policy adopted pursuant to subsection (b) of this Code section; and the school district and its employees and agents shall incur no liability other than for willful or wanton misconduct for any injury to a student caused by his or her self-administration of asthma medication.
Official Code of Georgia Annotated 20-2-776.4. Administration of levalbuterol sulfate by school personnel
(b) Each local board of education shall adopt a policy authorizing school personnel to administer levalbuterol sulfate, if available, to a student upon the occurrence of perceived respiratory distress by the student, whether or not such student has a prescription for levalbuterol sulfate.
(c) Each local board of education shall provide information to school personnel on how to recognize the symptoms of respiratory distress and the correct method of administering the levalbuterol sulfate.
The School Nurse Exchange
The School Nurse Exchange provides a collection of resources that address managing chronic health conditions, including asthma.
Toolkit for Administration of Epinephrine Albuterol Levalbuterol School Setting
Toolkit provides the local school system with guidelines in the development and implementation of policies related to stock Epinephrine Auto-Injector (Epi-Pen) and stock Albuterol/Levalbuterol in the school setting.