Nebraska - Chronic Conditions: Policy requirement

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

State law addresses plans for managing chronic conditions.

Nebraska Revised Statute 79-224

(2) Upon receipt of a written request and authorization under subsection (1) of this section, the school and the parent or guardian, in consultation with the student’s physician or such other health care professional, shall develop an asthma or anaphylaxis medical management plan for the student for the current school year. Such plan shall (a) identify the health care services the student may receive at school relating to such condition, (b) evaluate the student’s understanding of and ability to self-manage his or her asthma or anaphylaxis condition, (c) permit regular monitoring of the student’s self-management of his or her asthma or anaphylaxis condition by an appropriately credentialed health care professional, (d) include the name, purpose, and dosage of the prescription asthma or anaphylaxis medication prescribed for such student, (e) include procedures for storage and access to backup supplies of such prescription asthma or anaphylaxis medication, and (f) be signed by the student’s parent or guardian and the physician or such other health care professional responsible for treatment of the student’s asthma or anaphylaxis condition. The school may consult with a registered nurse or other health care professional employed by such school during development of the plan. The plan and the signed statement required by subsection (5) of this section shall be kept on file at the school where the student is enrolled.


Nebraska Revised Statute 79-225

(1) An approved or accredited public, private, denominational, or parochial school shall allow a student with diabetes to self-manage his or her diabetic condition upon written request of the student's parent or guardian and authorization of the student's physician, upon receipt of a signed statement under subsection (5) of this section, and pursuant to a diabetes medical management plan developed under subsection (2) of this section.

(2) Upon receipt of a written request and authorization under subsection (1) of this section, the school and the parent or guardian, in consultation with the student's physician, shall develop a diabetes medical management plan for the student for the current school year. The plan shall (a) identify the health care services the student may receive at school relating to such condition, (b) evaluate the student's understanding of and ability to self-manage his or her diabetic condition, (c) permit regular monitoring of the student's self-management of his or her diabetic condition by an appropriately credentialed health care professional, and (d) be signed by the student's parent or guardian and the physician responsible for treatment of the student's diabetic condition. The school may consult with a registered nurse or other health care professional employed by such school during development of the plan. The plan and the signed statement required by subsection (5) of this section shall be kept on file at the school where the student is enrolled.

(3) Pursuant to the diabetes medical management plan developed under subsection (2) of this section, a student with a diabetic condition shall be permitted to self-manage his or her diabetic condition in the classroom or any part of the school or on school grounds during any school-related activity or in any private location specified in the plan.

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