State law addresses plans for managing chronic conditions.
Florida Administrative Code 6A-6.0251 Use of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors.
(3) In accordance with subsection 64F-6.004(4), F.A.C., the school nurse shall develop an annual IHCP that includes an EAP, in cooperation with the student, parent/guardians, healthcare provider, and school personnel for the student with life-threatening allergies. (4) The IHCP shall include provisions for child-specific training in accordance with Section 1006.062(4), F.S., to protect the safety of all students from the misuse or abuse of auto-injectors. The EAP component shall specify that the emergency number (911) will be called immediately for an anaphylaxis event and describe a plan of action if the student is unable to perform self-administration of the epinephrine auto-injector.
Florida Administrative Code 6A-6.0253 Diabetes Management.
(c) Emergency Care Plan (ECP). An ECP is a child-specific action plan to facilitate quick and appropriate responses for an individual emergency in the school setting. The ECP may be a component of the Individualized Healthcare Plan (IHP) that is developed consistent with Sections 1002.20(3)(j) and 1006.062(4), F.S. The ECP shall specify when the emergency number (911) will be called and describe a plan of action when the student is unable to self-administer medication or self-manage treatment as prescribed.
Florida School Health Administrative Guidelines
The administrative guidelines provide information and guidance for the development of individualized student Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) for students with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, and life-threatening allergies. Guidance includes what information the EAP should have and with whom the EAP should be shared.
Guidelines for Students with Life-Threatening Allergies
This document provides guidance for local school health programs and county and district administrators to support students with life-threatening allergies and to prevent and respond to emergencies.
Guidelines for the Care and Delegation of Care for Students with Diabetes
This document provides guidelines for school nurses and other assistive personnel to support the health needs of students with diabetes.