SECOND REGULAR SESSION

[PERFECTED]

HOUSE BILL NO. 1188

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ALLEN (Sponsor), RICHARDSON, KOENIG, HOUGHTON AND FLANIGAN (Co-sponsors).

4141L.01P                                                                                                                                                 D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To amend chapter 167, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the administration of asthma related rescue medication by school nurses.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Chapter 167, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 167.635, to read as follows:

            167.635. 1. Each school board may authorize a school nurse licensed under chapter 335 who is employed by the school district and for whom the board is responsible for to maintain a supply of asthma related rescue medications at the school. The nurse shall recommend to the school board the quantity of medication the school should maintain.

            2. To obtain asthma rescue medications for a school district, a prescription written by a licensed physician, a physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner is required. For such prescriptions, the school district shall be designated as the patient, the nurse's name shall be required, and the prescription shall be filled at a licensed pharmacy.

            3. A school nurse or other school employee trained by and supervised by the nurse shall have the discretion to use asthma related rescue medications on any student the school nurse or trained employee believes is having a life-threatening asthma episode based on the training in recognizing an acute asthma episode. The provisions of section 167.624 concerning immunity from civil liability for trained employees administering lifesaving methods shall apply to trained employees administering an asthma related rescue medication under this section.