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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Policy 3419 - SELF-ADMINISTRATION OF ASTHMA AND ANAPHYLAXIS MEDICATIONS

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that may involve systems of the entire body. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical treatment and follow-up care by an allergist/immunologist. 

It is the policy of the board of directors that students with asthma or anaphylaxis are afforded the opportunity to self-administer prescribed medications. The student’s parent or guardian will submit a written request and other documentation required by the school. The student’s prescribing health care provider must provide a written treatment plan.

The student must demonstrate to the school’s professional registered nurse that the student is competent to possess and self-administer prescribed medications during school and at school sponsored events.

The superintendent will establish procedures that implement this policy and follow emergency rescue procedures outlined in the most recent edition of AMES:  Asthma Management in Educational Settings, in cases of suspected asthma and the emergency rescue procedures outlined in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Guidelines for the Care of Students with Anaphylaxis (2009) in cases of suspected anaphylaxis. 

Cross References:
Medication at School - Policy 3416
Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students - Policy 2161
Education of Students with Disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitative Act of 1973 - Policy 2162
Anaphylaxis Prevention and Response - Policy 3420          

Legal References:
Public Health Service Act - 42 U.S.C. 280 
Section 512 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - 42 U.S.C. 12212
Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - 34 CFR Part 104
Students with Asthma - RCW 28A.210.370 
Anaphylaxis-Policy guidelines-Procedures-Reports - RCW 28A.210.380                                    

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: July 10, 2006
Revised by the Board: 01.09, 12.12
Classification:  Essential