5053 Self Management of Diabetes or Asthma/Anaphylaxis

5053 Self Management of Diabetes or Asthma/Anaphylaxis

Upon receiving the written request of a student’s parent or guardian and the written medical authorization described in the applicable provisions below, the school district will work with the parent or guardian in consultation with appropriate medical professionals to develop a medical management plan for a student with diabetes, asthma, or anaphylaxis (referred to herein as “medical condition”).    

A student with diabetes must obtain written authorization to self-manage from the student’s physician.  The plan for a student with diabetes will (a) identify the health care services the student may receive at school, (b) evaluate the student’s understanding of and ability to self-manage his or her medical condition, (c) permit regular monitoring of the student’s self-management by an appropriately credentialed health care professional, and (d) be signed by the student’s parent or guardian and the physician responsible for the student’s medical condition. 

A student with asthma or anaphylaxis must obtain written authorization to self-manage from the student’s physician or from the health care professional who prescribed the medication for treatment of the student’s condition.  The plan for a student with asthma or anaphylaxis will (a) identify the health care services the student may receive at school, (b) evaluate the student’s understanding of and ability to self-manage his or her medical condition, (c) permit regular monitoring of the student’s self-management by an appropriately credentialed health care professional, (d) include the name, purpose, and dosage of the prescription asthma or anaphylaxis medication prescribed for such student, (e) include procedures for storage and access to backup supplies of such prescription asthma or anaphylaxis medication, and (f) be signed by the student’s parent or guardian and the physician or other health care professional responsible for the student’s medical condition. 

The plan will permit the students to self-manage his or her medical condition in any part of the school or on school grounds during any school-related activity, or in a private location.  The parent or guardian of a student for whom such a medical management plan has been developed shall sign a statement acknowledging that (a) the school and its employees and agents are not liable for any injury or death arising from a student’s self-management of his or her medical condition and (b) the parent or guardian will indemnify and hold harmless the school district and its employees and agents against any claim arising from a student’s self-management of his or her medical condition.  The student’s parent or guardian will be personally responsible for any and all costs associated with any injury to school personnel or another student resulting from the a student’s misuse of necessary medical supplies.

The district may prohibit a student who is self-managing his or her diabetic condition from possessing medical supplies for self-management and may establish other necessary and appropriate restrictions or conditions when the district determines that the student has endangered himself, herself, or others through misuse or threatened misuse of such medical supplies.  The district will promptly notify the parent or guardian of any such prohibition, restriction, or condition.

The district may impose disciplinary consequences on a student with asthma or anaphylaxis who uses his or her prescription asthma or anaphylaxis medication other than prescribed.  These disciplinary consequences shall not include limitations on the student’s access to necessary medication.  The district will promptly notify the parent or guardian of any disciplinary action imposed. 

 

Adopted on: September 8, 2014

Revised on: June 13, 2016

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