HB1188P-ADMINISTRATION OF ASTHMA MEDICATION
Summary of the Perfected Version of the Bill

HB 1188 -- SCHOOL NURSE ADMINISTRATION OF ASTHMA RESCUE
MEDICATION (Allen)

COMMITTEE OF ORIGIN:  Committee on Health Care Policy

This bill establishes procedures under which a school nurse may
administer asthma-related rescue medications.  A school board may
authorize a licensed nurse employee to maintain a supply of
medication and to determine how much medication should be
maintained.  For prescription purposes, the district must be
designated as the patient and the nurse's name will be required.
The nurse or another employee trained and supervised by the nurse
has the discretion to administer the medication to any student
whom the nurse or employee believes is having a life-threatening
asthma episode.  Existing law providing immunity from civil
liability for trained employees administering lifesaving methods
applies to the employee administering asthma medication under
these provisions.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds in FY 2013, FY 2014, and
FY 2015.

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