School Board Policy allowing carrying/self-administration of Epi-Pen

Posted on: Tue, 11/01/2005 - 9:09am
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Last month our School Board passed the following policy regarding epi-pens. This section below called "Administering Medications to Students With Known Allergic Reactions" is now included as a sub-section in a broader policy about administering medications to students.

I thought I'd post this in case anyone else is looking for such policies... maybe to show their School Districts in the absence of one. I'm also very interested in learning what you all think. Is there anything missing here?

[i][b]Administering Medication to Students With Known Allergic Reactions[/b]

1. Medication provided by the parent/guardian will be stored in the nurses' offices for the affected student.

2. The medication must be prescribed by a physician and accompanied by written permission from the parent and a written order from the physician.

3. The medication and permission form must be updated at the beginning of each school year and any time the medication or dosage is changed.

4. The medication will be administered by the school nurse or a staff member who has been trained to give this particular kind of emergency injection.

5. All staff will be trained in the administration of Epi-Pens.

6. Pupils whose Individualized Health Care Plan (IHP) indicates the possible administration of an Epi-Pen may carry the Epi-Pen if the IHP planning team determines that they are cognitively and behaviorally able to do so. The IHP team must include the parents/guardians. Information regarding whether and where a pupil will be carrying an Epi-Pen will be documented in the pupil

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