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5330.01 - Self-Administered Medication

A student may carry and self-administer a metered dose inhaler, epinephrine auto-injector, FDA-approved prescribed pancreatic enzyme supplement and/or may carry diabetic supplies and equipment to manage and care for their diabetes provided the student’s parent or guardian provides the following:

  A. For self-administration of a metered dose inhaler, the parent or guardian must provide the District with a written authorization that is signed and dated by both the parent or guardian and physician. The written approval by the physician must include the following:

 

    1. name of the medication in the metered dose inhaler;

 

    2. the prescribed dosage;

 

    3. the times or the special circumstances under which the medication is to be administered; and

 

    4. any other special related information regarding the administration of the metered dose inhaler.

 

  B. For self-administration of an epinephrine auto-injector, the parent or guardian must provide the District with a written authorization that is signed and dated by both the parent or guardian and the physician. The written approval by the physician must include:

 

    1. name of the medication in the epinephrine auto-injector;

 

    2. the prescribed dosage;

 

    3. the times or the special circumstances under which the medication is to be administered; and

 

    4. any other special related information regarding the administration of the epinephrine auto-injector.

 

  C. For self-administration of prescribed pancreatic enzyme supplements, the parent or guardian must provide the District with a written authorization that is signed and dated and provide the prescription label containing the following:

 

    1. name of the medication;

 

    2. the prescribed dosage;

 

    3. the times or the special circumstances under which the medication is to be administered; and

 

    4. any other special related information regarding the administration of the medication.

 

  D. For the use of a diabetic supplies and equipment, the parent or guardian must provide the District with a written authorization that is signed and dated by both the parent or guardian and the physician. The written approval by the physician must include:

 

    1. an identification of the diabetic supplies and equipment the student is authorized to carry;

 

    2. a description of which activities the child is capable of performing without assistance;

 

    3. the times or the special circumstances under which the medication is to be administered;

 

    4. any other special related information regarding the administration of the medication.

 

The School District and its employees are not liable for damages as a result of any injury arising from a student’s self-administration of prescribed medication, pancreatic enzyme supplements, and/or for the use of diabetic supplies and equipment.

F.S. 985.04, 1002.20, 1002.221

Adopted 4/1/14

© Neola 2010

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