State law addresses providing professional development to all school nurses.
The Vermont Statutes 16-031-001-1388 Stock supply and emergency administration of epinephrine auto-injectors
(f) On or before January 1, 2014, the State Board, in consultation with the Department of Health, shall adopt policies for managing students with life-threatening allergies and other individuals with life-threatening allergies who may be present at a school. The policies shall:
- (1) establish protocols to prevent exposure to allergens in schools;
- (2) establish procedures for responding to life-threatening allergic reactions in schools, including postemergency procedures;
- (3) implement a process for schools and the parents or guardians of students with a life-threatening allergy to jointly develop a written individualized allergy management plan of action that:
- (A) incorporates instructions from a student's physician regarding the student's life-threatening allergy and prescribed treatment;
- (B) includes the requirements of section 1387 of this title, if a student is authorized to possess and self-administer emergency medication at school;
- (C) becomes part of the student's health records maintained by the school; and
- (D) is updated each school year;
- (4) require education and training for school nurses and designated personnel, including training related to storing and administering an epinephrine auto-injector and recognizing and responding to a life-threatening allergic reaction; and
- (5) require each school to make publicly available protocols and procedures developed in accordance with the policies adopted by the State Board under this section.