State law addresses asthma plans.
MANAGING ASTHMA IN NEW MEXICO SCHOOLS
Manual provides guidance for managing asthma in schools.
New Mexico Administrative Code 18.104.22.168 Student's Right to Self Administer Certain Medications
(1) General rights: Schools (whether public or nonpublic) must grant to any student in grades kindergarten through 12 authorization to carry and self-administer health care practitioner prescribed asthma treatment medications and anaphylaxis emergency treatment medication if the following conditions are met:
- (a) a health care practitioner has prescribed the medication for use by the student during school hours and instructed the student in the correct and responsible use of the medication; and
- (b) the student has demonstrated the skill level necessary to use the medication and any device that is necessary to administer such medication as prescribed by the health care practitioner (or such practitioner's designee) and the school nurse or other school official who is a public education department licensed health care provider; and
- (c) the school nurse (if available) with the health care practitioner formulates a written treatment plan for managing asthma or anaphylaxis episodes of the student and for medication use by the student during school hours; and
- (d) the school has, in writing, informed the parent or guardian of the student that the school, including its employees and agents, is to incur no liability as a result of any injury arising from the self-administration of medication pursuant to this section; and
- (e) the student's parent or guardian has completed and submitted to the school:
- (i) any written documentation required by the school, including the statement required by Paragraph (1);
- (ii) the treatment plan formulated under Subparagraph (c) of this paragraph; and
- (iii) a signed statement from the parent or guardian of the student acknowledging that, notwithstanding any provision of state law to the contrary, the school (including its employees and agents) is to incur no liability as a result of any injury arising from such self-administration
New Mexico Administrative Code 22.214.171.124 Prevention
A. A vital part of the emergency medication in schools programs is preventing respiratory distress and severe allergic reactions. B. Recommendations will be developed by the department for school districts to use in the development of policies and procedures addressing both the use of the medications and prevention of respiratory distress and severe allergic reactions. The recommendations document will be issued upon request to interested school districts and governing bodies. The document will be available online through the office of school and adolescent health's website at http://nmhealth.org/about/phd/hsb/osah/.
NEW MEXICO ASTHMA ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOLS
Asthma action plan for schools.
New Mexico School Health Manual
Manual addresses asthma plan.
New Mexico Statutes 24-31-1. Emergency medication in schools; albuterol; epinephrine; rules; recommendations.
A. By July 1, 2014, the department shall promulgate rules and make recommendations to each school district and governing body of a school for the prevention and treatment of respiratory distress and the administration of albuterol, or such other medication as the department deems appropriate, by a school nurse.
B. By July 1, 2014, the department shall promulgate rules and make recommendations to each school district and governing body of a school for the prevention and treatment of anaphylaxis occurring in schools and for the use of epinephrine, or such other medication as the department deems appropriate, by a person who has received training approved by the department and is authorized to administer epinephrine pursuant to the Emergency Medication in Schools Act [22-33-1 through 22-33-4 NMSA 1978]. The rules shall address...
School District Wellness Policy Guidance Document
Manual requires district wellness policies to address asthma plans.