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Katy Independent School District

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Asthma & Anaphylaxis


 

Guidelines and Procedures For SELF-ADMINISTRATION OF PRESCRIPTION ASTHMA MEDICINE OR ANAPHYLAXIS MEDICINE BY STUDENTS 


According to SECTION I. Chapter 38, Sec. 38.013 of the Education Code, a student with asthma and/or anaphylaxis is entitled to possess and self-administer prescription asthma or anaphylaxis medicine while on 

school property or at a school-related event or activity, provided that certain criteria are met. In an 

effort to meet student needs and still maintain a safe environment with regard to medications in 

the school setting, the following procedures have been developed and incorporated into 

Administrative Regulation FFAC (R) (LOCAL). 

I. A form titled Parent/Physician Authorization for Self-Administration of Asthma 

Medication or Anaphylaxis Medicine by A Student, must be completed and kept on 

file with the campus nurse before a student can possess and self-administer his/her asthma 

or anaphylaxis medication. 

II. All required documentation will be kept on file in the school clinic and must be renewed 

annually. 

III. Junior high and high school students (who have been authorized to possess their 

asthma​/anaphylaxis medicine) will be issued an identification card. The identification 

card is to remain in the possession of the student at all times while he/she is at school or a 

school-related event or activity. This card will identify the student and inform school 

personnel that the student has permission to possess his/her asthma or anaphylaxis 

medication. Identification cards must be renewed annually. 

Elementary teachers will be notified of those students in their class who have asthma or 

anaphylaxis medication in their possession. 

IV. Students who do not self-administer their medication in compliance with the prescription 

or written instructions from their physician, or fail to report to the campus nurse when 

relief is not obtained after using their medication as directed, will not be able to continue 

to possess his/her asthma or anaphylaxis medication and self-administer it for the 

remainder of the school year. Students may also be subject to other disciplinary action as 

written in the Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct. 


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