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La Canada USD |  BP  5141.21  Students

Administering Medication And Monitoring Health Conditions   

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The Governing Board recognizes that students may need to take prescribed medication during the school day in order to be able to attend school without jeopardizing their health.

When the district has received written statements from the student's physician and parent/guardian, designated personnel shall assist the student in taking the medication. In addition, upon written request, designated personnel may assist the student in monitoring, testing or other treatment of an existing medical condition. (Education Code 49423)

(cf. 3530 - Risk Management/Insurance)

(cf. 5141.24 - Specialized Health Care Services)

Upon written request by the parent/guardian and with the approval of the student's physician, a student with an existing medical condition that requires frequent monitoring, testing or treatment may be allowed to self administer this service. The student shall observe universal precautions in the handling of blood and bodily fluids.

(cf. 4119.43 - Universal Precautions)

(cf. 5141.23 - Infectious Disease Prevention)

Anaphylactic Injections

The Board recognizes that some students have allergies of such severity that they may require an emergency anaphylactic injection during the course of the school day. Parents/guardians who are aware of this foreseeable need may ask to meet with the district to develop a plan. Staff provide such injections in accordance with administrative regulations.

School staff who may be asked to administer anaphylactic injections shall receive training from qualified medical personnel. They will be authorized to administer the injections in accordance with administrative regulations and will be afforded appropriate liability protection.

(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

Legal Reference:


49407 Liability for treatment

49408 Emergency information

49423 Administration of prescribed medication for student

49423.5 Specialized health care services

49426 School nurses

49480 Continuing medication regimen; notice


2700-2837 Nursing, especially:

2726 Authority not conferred

2727 Exceptions in general


adopted: May 13, 2003 La Canada Flintridge, California