Arkansas - Chronic Conditions: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses plans for managing chronic conditions.

2017 Arkansas Code 6-18-707 Prescription asthma inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine

(1) The Department of Education shall develop guidelines for use in school districts that allow a student to carry and use an asthma inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine, or both, while in school, at an on-site school-sponsored activity, or at an off-site school-sponsored activity.

(2) (A) The procedure shall include at a minimum the following provisions:

  • (i) The parent or guardian of a student who needs to carry an asthma inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine, or both, shall provide the school with written authorization for the student to carry an asthma inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine, or both, on his or her person for use while in school, at an on-site school-sponsored activity, or at an off-site school-sponsored activity; and

  • (ii) The authorization shall be valid only for the duration of the school year at the school that the student is attending at the time the authorization is provided. The authorization must be renewed for each school year or if the student changes schools in order for the student to carry an asthma inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine, or both, on his or her person.

    • (B) The parent or guardian of a student who needs to carry an asthma inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine, or both, shall provide the school with appropriate medical documentation, which shall include:

      • (i) Evidence that the asthma inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine, or both, have been prescribed by a health care practitioner with prescriptive privileges;

      • (ii) Evidence that the student needs to carry the asthma inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine, or both, on his or her person due to a medical condition; and

      • (iii) A copy of an individualized healthcare plan for the student prepared in accordance with § 6-18-1005 and any related rules of the department


2017 Arkansas Code 6-18-707 Prescription asthma inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine

(f) Beginning January 1, 2014, a school district or public charter school in this state shall:

  • (1) Adopt and implement policies for the possession and administration of epinephrine in each school; and

  • (2) Develop a health plan to implement a certificate from a licensed physician under subsection (h) of this section


Arkansas 005 23 CARR 008 Administration of Insulin and Glocacon to Arkansas Public School Students Diagnosed with Diabetes

4.00. General Requirements.

  • 4.01 Upon written request of a parent or guardian of a student with diabetes and written authorization by the treating physician of the student, a student, in the classroom, in a designated area at the school, on school grounds, or at a school-related activity may:

    • 4.01.1 Perform blood glucose checks;

    • 4.01.2 Administer insulin through the insulin delivery system the student uses;

    • 4.01.3 Treat hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia; and

    • 4.01.4 Possess on his or her person the necessary supplies and equipment to perform diabetes monitoring and treatment functions.

  • 4.02 A student shall have access to a private area to perform diabetes monitoring and treatment functions upon request of the parent or guardian of a student, as outlined in the student's health plan.


2017 Arkansas Code 6-18-711. Administration of Medication for Diabetes

(a) Upon written request of a parent or guardian of a student with diabetes and authorization by the treating physician of the student, a student in the classroom, in another area designated at the school, on school grounds, or at a school-related activity may:

  • (1) Perform blood glucose checks;

  • (2) Administer insulin through the insulin delivery system the student uses;

  • (3) Treat hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia; and

  • (4) Possess on his or her person the necessary supplies and equipment to perform diabetes monitoring and treatment functions.

(b) A student shall have access to a private area to perform diabetes monitoring and treatment functions upon request of the parent or guardian of a student, as outlined in the student's health plan.

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