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Chapter 2 Pupils Subchapter 3 Health and Safety of Pupils Article 4.1 Administering Medication to Pupils or Otherwise Assisting Pupils in the Administration of Medication During the Regular School Day Written Statement of the Parent or Legal Guardian   

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(a) A local education agency may establish specifications for the written statement of the pupil's parent or legal guardian in order to ensure that:

(1) The pupil is clearly identified.

(2) Permission is obtained for an authorized representative of the local education agency to communicate directly with the pupil's authorized health care provider, as may be necessary, regarding the authorized health care provider's written statement.

(3) The parent or legal guardian understands what employees of the local education agency will do to administer the medication to the pupil or otherwise assist the pupil in the administration of the medication.

(4) The parent or legal guardian understands his or her responsibilities to enable employees of the local education agency to administer the medication to the pupil or otherwise assist the pupil in administration of the medication, e.g., to ensure that a current authorized health care provider's written statement has been delivered to an authorized representative of the local education agency, or to ensure that the medication is delivered to the schoolsite in a proper container by an individual legally authorized to be in possession of the medication.

(5) The parent or legal guardian understands how he or she may terminate consent for administration of the medication to the pupil or otherwise assisting the pupil in the administration of the medication.

(b) A local education agency may provide reasonable accommodations to a parent or legal guardian who has insufficient English language proficiency to produce a written statement without assistance or who has a disability that makes it difficult to produce a written statement.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 49423.6

Reference:

Education Code 49423

Education Code 49423.6

(Added by Register 2003, No. 47)