State law prohibits the sale, possession, or use of alcohol or controlled substances and encourages districts to refer students to treatment or offer â€œsafe harborâ€ immunity from disciplinary action when students seek help for substance use disorders.
Kansas Statutes 72-6271. Drug abuse referral of pupils for assistance; immunity from civil liability.
No school district, educational cooperative, interlocal educational agency or state accredited nonpublic school, no governing authority thereof, no member of any such governing authority, and no officer or employee of any school district, educational cooperative, interlocal educational agency or accredited nonpublic school shall be subject to any civil liability for any statement, report or action taken in assisting, or referring for assistance to any medical, treatment or social service agency or facility, any pupil reasonably believed to be abusing or incapacitated by the use of alcohol or other drugs unless such assistance or referral was made in bad faith or with malicious purpose. The same immunity from liability shall attach with respect to participation in any administrative or judicial proceeding resulting from any such assistance or referral.
Overview of Healthy Kansas Schools
Resources for lessening risky behavior including tobacco, and alcohol use.