Use of Inhaler Policy

  • Page 1 of 3 No. 210.1 SECTION: PUPILS TITLE: POSSESSION/USE OF ASTHMA INHALERS ADOPTED: September 19, 2005 REVISED: October 19, 2009 KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

     210.1. POSSESSION/USE OF ASTHMA INHALERS 

    1. Authority 

    The Board shall permit students to possess asthma inhalers and to self-administer the prescribed medication used to treat asthma when such is parent-authorized. 

    SC 1414.1 

    Possession and use of asthma inhalers by students shall be in accordance with state law and Board policy. 

    2. Definitions 

    SC 1401 

    Asthma inhaler shall mean a prescribed device used for self-administration of short-acting, metered doses of prescribed medication to treat an acute asthma attack. 

    Self-administration shall mean a student’s use of medication in accordance with a prescription or written instructions from a physician, certified registered nurse practitioner or physician assistant. 

    3. Guidelines 

    SC 1414.1 

    Title 22 

    Sec. 12.41 

    Before a student may possess or use an asthma inhaler during school hours, the Board shall require the following: 

    1. A written request from the parent/guardian that the school complies with the order of the physician, certified registered nurse practitioner or physician assistant. 


    2. A statement from the parent/guardian acknowledging that the school is not responsible for ensuring the medication is taken and relieving the district and its employees of responsibility for the benefits or consequences of the prescribed medication. 


    3. A written statement from the physician, certified registered nurse practitioner or physician assistant that states: 



    a. Name of the drug. 


    b. Prescribed dosage. 


    c. Times medication is to be taken.