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Subchapter 3. Health and Safety of Pupils. Article 4.5. Administration of Emergency Anti-Seizure Medication by Trained Volunteer Nonmedical School Personnel. When Emergency Medical Assistance by Trained Volunteer Nonmedical School Personnel Should Be Provided   

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(a) If a school district, county office of education, or charter school elects to participate in the program described in this Article, emergency medical assistance shall be provided by a volunteer nonmedical school employee when:

(1)A pupil with epilepsy has been prescribed an emergency anti-seizure medication by his or her health care provider;

(2)The parent or guardian of the pupil with epilepsy has provided written authorization for a volunteer nonmedical school employee to administer an emergency anti-seizure medication; and

(3)The school has on file a written statement from the pupil's authorized health care provider, provided by the parent, that shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(A)The pupil's name;

(B)The name and purpose of the prescribed emergency anti-seizure medication approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for administration by non-licensed personnel;

(C)The prescribed dosage;

(D)Detailed seizure symptoms, including frequency, type, or length of seizures that identify when the administration of an emergency anti-seizure medication becomes necessary;

(E)The method of administration;

(F)The frequency with which the medication may be administered;

(G)The circumstances under which the medication may be administered;

(H)Any potential adverse responses by the pupil and recommended mitigation actions, including when to call emergency services;

(I)A protocol for observing the pupil after a seizure, including, but not limited to, whether the pupil should rest in the school office, whether the pupil may return to class, and the length of time the pupil should be under direct observation; and

(J)A statement that following a seizure, the pupil's parent/guardian and the school nurse, if a credentialed nurse is assigned to the school district, county office of education, or charter school, shall be contacted by the school or charter school administrator or, if the administrator is not available, by another school staff member to continue the observation plan as established in section 626(a)(3)(I).

(4)The parent has provided all materials necessary to administer an emergency anti-seizure medication;

(5)The volunteer nonmedical school employee has completed training in the administration of an emergency anti-seizure medication approved by the FDA for administration by non-licensed personnel and documentation of completion has been recorded in his or her personnel file;

(6)The pupil is suffering from an epileptic seizure; and

(7)A credentialed school nurse or licensed vocational nurse is not available.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 49414.7

Reference:

Education Code 49414.7

(Added by Register 2012, No. 44.)