Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1188 -- School Nurse Administration of Asthma Rescue

Sponsor:  Allen

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.

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