State law addresses plans for managing chronic conditions.
Allergy Management in Schools
This webpage provides information, resources, and guidance for LEAs, schools, school staff, students, and families regarding allergy management and preventing and responding to anaphylaxis.
Asthma Action Plan
This document provides a blank form asthma action plan to help schools support students with asthma manage their asthma.
Code of the District of Columbia 38–651.03. Medication action plan.
(a) A valid medication action plan shall include:
- (1) Written medical authorization, signed by a licensed health practitioner, that states:
- (A) The name of the student;
- (B) Emergency contact information for the responsible person, or, if the student is 18 years of age or older, another adult suitable to serve as an emergency contact;
- (C) Contact information for the licensed health practitioner;
- (D) The name, purpose, and prescribed dosage of the medication;
- (E) The frequency that the medication is to be administered;
- (F) The possible side effects of the medication as listed on the label;
- (G) Special instructions or emergency procedures; and
- (H) In the case of self-administered medication, confirmation that the student has been instructed in the proper technique for self-administration of the medication and has demonstrated the ability to self-administer the medication effectively. (2) Written authorization, signed by the responsible person, that states:
- (A) A trained employee or agent of the school may administer medication to the student in accordance with rules established by the Mayor; or
- (B) In the case of self-administration, the student may possess and self-administer the medication at the school in which the student is currently enrolled, at school-sponsored activities, and while on school-sponsored transportation; and
- (C) The name of the student may be distributed to appropriate school staff, as determined by the principal; ...
School Health Services Program
School health suite personnel provide clinical services to students with special health care needs such as glucose monitoring and surveillance and insulin administration for students with diabetes.
Student Access to Emergency Epinephrine
This document provides guidance and a framework for implementation for schools regarding their mandated responsibilities for the acquisition, storage, monitoring, reporting, training, and administration of emergency epinephrine, as well as further resources.
Undesignated Epinephrine Auto-Injector (UEA) Plan Sample Template
All schools are required to implement Undesignated Epinephrine Auto-Injector (UAE) Plans to support students with allergies and the administration of emergency epinephrine in schools. This document provides a sample template to guide schools in the development of their UEA Plans.