Alaska - Chronic Conditions: Policy requirement

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

State law addresses plans for managing chronic conditions.

AS 14.30.141

(a) A public school shall permit the self-administration of medication by a pupil for asthma or anaphylaxis if, during the current school year, the pupil’s parent or guardian provides the school

  • (1) written authorization for the self-administration of the medication;
  • (2) written certification from the pupil’s health care provider that the pupil
    • (A) has asthma or a condition that may lead to anaphylaxis;
    • (B) has received instruction in the proper method of self-administration of the medication; and
    • (C) has demonstrated to the health care provider the skill level necessary to use the medication and any device that is necessary to administer the medication as prescribed;
  • (3) a release of liability for the school and its employees or agents for injury arising from the self-administration or storage of the medication;
  • (4) an agreement to indemnify and hold harmless the school and its employees or agents for any claims arising out the self-administration or storage of the medication;
  • (5) a written treatment plan for the pupil that is signed by the pupil’s health care provider for managing asthma or anaphylaxis episodes, a list and dosage of medications needed during school hours, and permission for and instruction on storage of the medication at school; and
  • (6) any other documentation required by the school that is consistent with this section.
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