Montana - Chronic Conditions: Policy requirement

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

State law addresses plans for managing chronic conditions.

M.C.A. 20-5-412. Definition -- parent-designated adult -- administration of glucagon -- training.

(2) A parent, an individual who has executed a caretaker relative educational authorization affidavit pursuant to 20-5-503, an individual who has executed a caretaker relative medical authorization affidavit pursuant to 40-6-502, or a guardian of a diabetic student may designate an adult to administer glucagon to the student as provided in subsection (3). Written proof of the designation by a parent, an individual who has executed a caretaker relative educational authorization affidavit pursuant to 20-5-503, an individual who has executed a caretaker relative medical authorization affidavit pursuant to 40-6-502, or a guardian and acceptance of the designation by the parent-designated adult must be filed with the school district.

(3) A parent-designated adult may administer glucagon to a diabetic student in an emergency situation. The glucagon must be provided by the parent, an individual who has executed a caretaker relative educational authorization affidavit pursuant to 20-5-503, an individual who has executed a caretaker relative medical authorization affidavit pursuant to 40-6-502, or a guardian of the student.


M.C.A. 20-5-420. Self-administration or possession of asthma, severe allergy, or anaphylaxis medication.

(2) A school, whether public or nonpublic, shall permit the possession or self-administration of medication, as prescribed, by a pupil with asthma, severe allergies, or anaphylaxis if the parents or guardians of the pupil provide to the school:

  • (a) written authorization, acknowledging and agreeing to the liability provisions in subsection (4), for the possession or self-administration of medication as prescribed;
  • (b) a written statement from the pupil's physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse containing the following information:
    • (i) the name and purpose of the medication;
    • (ii) the prescribed dosage; and
    • (iii) the time or times at which or the special circumstances under which the medication is to be administered as prescribed;
  • (c) documentation that the pupil has demonstrated to the health care practitioner and the school nurse, if available,the skill level necessary to self-administer the asthma, severe allergy, or anaphylaxis medication as prescribed; and
  • (d) documentation that the pupil's physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse has formulated a written treatment plan for managing asthma, severe allergies, or anaphylaxis episodes of the pupil and for medication use, as prescribed, by the pupil during school hours.


    M.C.A. 20-5-420. Self-administration or possession of asthma, severe allergy, or anaphylaxis medication.

(2) A school, whether public or nonpublic, shall permit the possession or self-administration of medication, as prescribed, by a pupil with asthma, severe allergies, or anaphylaxis if the parents or guardians of the pupil provide to the school:

  • (a) written authorization, acknowledging and agreeing to the liability provisions in subsection (4), for the possession or self-administration of medication as prescribed;
  • (b) a written statement from the pupil's physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse containing the following information:
    • (i) the name and purpose of the medication;
    • (ii) the prescribed dosage; and
    • (iii) the time or times at which or the special circumstances under which the medication is to be administered as prescribed;
  • (c) documentation that the pupil has demonstrated to the health care practitioner and the school nurse, if available,the skill level necessary to self-administer the asthma, severe allergy, or anaphylaxis medication as prescribed; and
  • (d) documentation that the pupil's physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse has formulated a written treatment plan for managing asthma, severe allergies, or anaphylaxis episodes of the pupil and for medication use, as prescribed, by the pupil during school hours.
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