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Central Union HSD |  BP  5141.21  Students

Administering Medication And Monitoring Health Conditions   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes that some students may need to take medication prescribed by a health care provider during the school day in order to be able to attend school. The Superintendent or designee shall develop processes for the administration of medication to such students by school personnel.

(cf. 5141.24 - Specialized Health Care Services)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Plan)

When the Superintendent or designee has received written statements from a student's authorized health care provider and parent/guardian, prescribed medication may be administered by the school nurse or other designated school personnel. (Education Code 49423; 5 CCR 600)

(cf. 3530 - Risk Management/Insurance)

School staff who administer medication to students, including anaphylactic injections, shall receive training from qualified medical personnel on how such medication should be administered as well as training in the proper documentation and storage of the medication.

Staff authorized to administer the medication shall do so in accordance with administrative regulations and shall be afforded appropriate liability protection.

If the parent/guardian so chooses, he/she may administer the medication to his/her child.

Upon written request by the parent/guardian and with the approval of the student's health care provider, a student with a medical condition that requires frequent monitoring, testing or treatment may be allowed to self-administer, self-monitor, or self-test. The student shall observe universal precautions in the handling of blood and bodily fluids.

(cf. 4119.43/4219.43/4319.43 - Universal Precautions)

(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

(cf. 5141.23 - Infectious Disease Prevention)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

48980 Notification at beginning of term

49407 Liability for treatment

49408 Emergency information

49414 Emergency epinephrine auto-injectors

49414.5 Providing school personnel with voluntary emergency training

49423 Administration of prescribed medication for student

49423.5 Specialized health care services

49426 School nurses

49480 Continuing medication regimen; notice

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE

2700-2837 Nursing, especially:

2726 Authority not conferred

2727 Exceptions in general

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

600-611 Administering medication to students

Management Resources:

NATIONAL DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM PUBLICATIONS

Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel, June, 2003

WEB SITES

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Policy CENTRAL UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 8, 2005 El Centro, California