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
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.