Louisiana - Chronic Conditions: Policy requirement

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

State law addresses plans for managing chronic conditions.

Louisiana Revised Statutes §17: 436.3. Students with diabetes; management and treatment plans; provision of care; unlicensed diabetes care assistants; student self-monitoring and treatment

(1) Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, a diabetes management and treatment plan shall be submitted by each student with diabetes enrolled in a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school who seeks care for his diabetes while at school or while participating in a school-related activity and shall be updated on an annual basis. Such plan shall be developed by the physician or other licensed health care provider recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who is selected by the parent or guardian to be responsible for such student's diabetes treatment and a current copy of such plan shall be kept on file at the school in which the student is enrolled.

(2) A student's diabetes management and treatment plan shall contain:

  • (a) An evaluation of the student's level of understanding of his condition and his ability to manage his diabetes.
  • (b) The diabetes-related healthcare services the student may receive or self-administer at school or during a school-related activity.
  • (c) A timetable, including dosage instructions, of any diabetes medications to be administered to the student or self-administered by the student.
  • (d) The signature of the student, the student's parent or legal guardian, and the physician responsible for the student's diabetes treatment.

(3) The parent or legal guardian of a student with diabetes shall annually submit a copy of the student's diabetes management and treatment plan to the principal of the school in which the student is enrolled. The plan shall be reviewed by the appropriate school personnel:

  • (a) Prior to or within five days after the beginning of each school year.
  • (b) Upon enrollment, if the student enrolls in the school after the beginning of the school year.

Louisiana Revised Statutes §17:436.1. Administration of medication; definition; conditions; restrictions; exceptions

J. (1) Notwithstanding any provision of law or any rule, regulation, or policy to the contrary, the governing authority of each public elementary and secondary school shall permit the self-administration of medications by a student with asthma or the use of auto-injectable epinephrine by a student at risk of anaphylaxis, provided that the student's parentor other legal guardian provides the school in which the student is enrolled with the following documentation:

  • (a) Written authorization for the student to carry and self-administer such prescribed medications.

Louisiana Revised Statutes §17:436.1. Administration of medication; definition; conditions; restrictions; exceptions

  • (b) Written certification from a licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber that the student:
    • (i) Has asthma or is at risk of having anaphylaxis.
    • (ii) Has received instruction in the proper method of self-administration of the student's prescribed medications to treat asthma or anaphylaxis.
  • (c) A written treatment plan from the student's licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber for managing asthma or anaphylactic episodes. The treatment plan must be signed by the student, the student's parent or other legal guardian, and the student's licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber and shall also contain the following information:
    • (i) The name, purpose, and prescribed dosage of the medications to be self-administered.
    • (ii) The time or times the medications are to be regularly administered and under what additional special circumstances the medications are to be administered.
    • (iii) The length of time for which the medications are prescribed.
  • (d) Any other documentation required by the governing authority of the public elementary or secondary school.

(2) The documentation required by Paragraph (1) of this Subsection shall be kept on file in the office of the school nurse or other designated school official.


Louisiana Administrative Code Title 28 Part CLVII §307. Diabetes Management and Treatment

Diabetes Treatment Plans

  1. Any public elementary or secondary school student who seeks care for his diabetes while at school or participatingin a school related activity shall submit a diabetes management and treatment plan on an annual basis.

  2. Such plan shall be developed by a physician licensed in Louisiana or adjacent state, or other authorized healthcare prescriber licensed in Louisiana who is selected by the parent or guardian to be responsible for such student's diabetes treatment.

  3. The diabetes management plan shall be kept on file in the school in which the child is enrolled and shall include:

    • a. a detailed evaluation of the student's level of understanding of his condition and his ability to manage his diabetes;
    • b. the diabetes-related healthcare services the student may receive or self-administer at school or during a school-related activity;
    • c. a timetable, including dosage instructions, of any diabetes medications to be administered to the student or self-administered by the student; and
    • d. the signature of the student (if age appropriate), the student's parent or legal guardian, and the physician orother authorized health care prescriber responsible for the student's diabetes treatment.
      <a href="https://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/default.aspx”>Source: Louisiana Division of Administration

--- Louisiana Administrative Code Title 28 Part CLVII §305. Administration of Medication

I. 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law or any rule, regulation, or policy to the contrary, the governing authority of each public elementary and secondary school shall permit the self-administration of medications by a student with asthma or diabetes or the use of auto-injectable epinephrine by a student at risk of anaphylaxis, provided that the student's parent or legal guardian provides the school in which the student is enrolled with the following documentation:

  • a. written authorization for the student to carry and self-administer such prescribed medications;
  • b. written certification from a licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber that the student:
    • i. has asthma, diabetes, or is at risk of having anaphylaxis;
    • ii. has received instruction in the proper method of self administration of the student's prescribed medications to treat asthma, diabetes, or anaphylaxis;
  • c. written treatment plan from the student's licensed medical physician or authorized prescriber for managing asthma, diabetes, or anaphylactic episodes. The treatment plan must be signed by the student, the student's parent or other legal guardian, and the student's licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber and shall also contain the following information:
    • i. the name, purpose, and prescribed dosage of the medications to be self-administered;
    • ii. the time or times the medications are to be regularly administered and under what additional special circumstances the medications are to be administered;
    • iii. the length of time for which the medications are prescribed;
  • d. any other documentation required by the governing authority of the public elementary or secondary school.
  1. The documentation required by Paragraph 1 of this Subsection shall be kept on file in the office of the school nurse or other designated school official.
    <a href="https://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/default.aspx”>Source: Louisiana Division of Administration

Louisiana Administrative Code Title 28 Part CLVII §305. Administration of Medication

I. 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law or any rule, regulation, or policy to the contrary, the governing authority of each public elementary and secondary school shall permit the self-administration of medications by a student with asthma or diabetes or the use of auto-injectable epinephrine by a student at risk of anaphylaxis, provided that the student's parent or legal guardian provides the school in which the student is enrolled with the following documentation:

  • a. written authorization for the student to carry and self-administer such prescribed medications;
  • b. written certification from a licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber that the student:
    • i. has asthma, diabetes, or is at risk of having anaphylaxis;
    • ii. has received instruction in the proper method of self administration of the student's prescribed medications to treat asthma, diabetes, or anaphylaxis;
  • c. written treatment plan from the student's licensed medical physician or authorized prescriber for managing asthma, diabetes, or anaphylactic episodes. The treatment plan must be signed by the student, the student's parent or other legal guardian, and the student's licensed medical physician or other authorized prescriber and shall also contain the following information:
    • i. the name, purpose, and prescribed dosage of the medications to be self-administered;
    • ii. the time or times the medications are to be regularly administered and under what additional special circumstances the medications are to be administered;
    • iii. the length of time for which the medications are prescribed;
  • d. any other documentation required by the governing authority of the public elementary or secondary school.
  1. The documentation required by Paragraph 1 of this Subsection shall be kept on file in the office of the school nurse or other designated school official.
    <a href="https://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/default.aspx”>Source: Louisiana Division of Administration

Louisiana Administrative Code Title 28 Part LXXIX §1103. Diabetes Management and Treatment

Diabetes Treatment Plans

  1. Any elementary or secondary school student who seeks care for his diabetes while at school or participating in a school related activity shall submit a diabetes management and treatment plan on an annual basis.

  2. Such plan shall be developed by a physician licensed in Louisiana or adjacent state, or other authorized healthcare prescriber licensed in Louisiana who is selected by the parent or guardian to be responsible for such student's diabetes treatment.

  3. The diabetes management plan shall be kept on file in the school in which the child is enrolled and shall include:

    • a. an evaluation of the student's level of understanding of his condition and his ability to manage his diabetes;
    • b. the diabetes-related healthcare services the student may receive or self-administer at school or during a school-related activity;
    • c. a timetable, including dosage instructions, of any diabetes medications to be administered to the student or self-administered by the student; and
    • d. the signature of the student (if age appropriate), the student's parent or legal guardian, and the physician or other authorized health care prescriber responsible for the student's diabetes treatment.
      <a href="https://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/default.aspx”>Source: Louisiana Division of Administration
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