State law addresses plans for managing chronic conditions.
Oregon Revised Statutes 339.866 Self-administration of medication by students
(2) A school district board shall adopt policies and procedures that provide for self-administration of medication by kindergarten through grade 12 students with asthma or severe allergies:
- (a) In school;
- (b) At a school-sponsored activity;
- (c) While under the supervision of school personnel;
- (d) In before-school or after-school care programs on school-owned property; and
- (e) In transit to or from school or school-sponsored activities.
(3) The policies and procedures shall:
- (a) Require that an Oregon licensed health care professional prescribe the medication to be used by the student during school hours and instruct the student in the correct and responsible use of the medication;
- (b) Require that an Oregon licensed health care professional, acting within the scope of the person’s license, formulate a written treatment plan for managing the student’s asthma or severe allergy and for the use of medication by the student during school hours;
- (c) Require that the parent or guardian of the student submit to the school any written documentation required by the school, including any documents related to liability;
- (d) Require that backup medication, if provided by a student’s parent or guardian, be kept at the student’s school in a location to which the student has immediate access in the event the student has an asthma or severe allergy emergency;
Oregon Revised Statutes 339.869 Administration of medication to students; rules
(1) The State Board of Education, in consultation with the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon State Board of Nursing and the State Board of Pharmacy, shall adopt:
- (d) Guidelines for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies and adrenal insufficiency, which must include:
- (A) Standard for the education and training of school personnel to manage students with life-threatening allergies or adrenal insufficiency.
- (B) Procedures for responding to life-threatening allergic reactions or an adrenal crisis, as defined in ORS 433.800.
- (C) A process for the development of individualized health care and allergy or adrenal insufficiency plans for every student with a known life-threatening allergy or adrenal insufficiency.
- (D) Protocols for preventing exposures to allergens.
Oregon School Nurse Manual
This document outlines the responsibilities of school nurses in the state of Oregon, as well as the larger health advocacy models the state follows. Please visit section 4 A. Chronic Condition Management. Schools are required to support students with chronic conditions in a variety of ways.