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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 Administration of Medication to Pupils or Otherwise Assisting Pupils in the Administration of Medication   

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(a) A school nurse may administer medication to a pupil or otherwise assist a pupil in the administration of medication as allowed by law and in keeping with applicable standards of professional practice.

(b) Other designated school personnel may administer medication to pupils or otherwise assist pupils in the administration of medication as allowed by law and, if they are licensed health care professionals, in keeping with applicable standards of professional practice for their license.

(c) The pupil's parent or legal guardian may administer medication to the pupil or otherwise assist the pupil in the administration of medication as allowed by law.

(d) An individual designated to do so by the parent or legal guardian may administer medication to the pupil or otherwise assist the pupil in the administration of medication as allowed by law. A local education agency may establish rules governing the designation of an individual by a parent or legal guardian in order to ensure that:

(1) The individual is clearly identified;

(2) The individual is willing to accept the designation;

(3) The individual being designated is permitted to be present on the school site;

(4) Any limitations on the individual's authority in his or her capacity as designee are clearly established; and

(5) The individual's service as a designee would not be inconsistent or in conflict with his or her employment responsibilities, if the individual being designated is employed by the local education agency.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 49423.6

Reference:

Education Code 49423

Education Code 49423.6

Added by Register 2003, No. 47)