Asthma & Anaphylaxis
Please contact Nurse Handley at 361-776-1683, ext. 2252 if your child is diagnosed with asthma or requires medication for possible anaphylaxis so an appropriate Individual Health Plan can be developed.
State law does allow for students to carry prescription asthma or anaphylaxis medicine, under certain conditions.
Guidelines and Procedures For SELF-ADMINISTRATION OF PRESCRIPTION ASTHMA MEDICINE OR ANAPHYLAXIS MEDICINE BY STUDENTS
According to SECTION I. Chapter 38, Sec. 38.013 of the Education Code, a student with asthma and/or anaphylaxis is entitled to possess and self-administer prescription asthma or anaphylaxis medicine while on school property or at a school-related event or activity, provided that certain criteria are met. A form titled Parent/Physician Authorization for Self-Administration of Asthma Medication or Anaphylaxis Medicine by A Student, must be completed and kept on file with the campus nurse before a student can possess and self-administer his/her asthma or anaphylaxis medication. All required documentation will be kept on file in the school clinic and must be renewed annually.
Teachers will be notified of those students in their class who have asthma or anaphylaxis medication in their possession.
Students who do not self-administer their medication in compliance with the prescription or written instructions from their physician, or fail to report to the campus nurse when relief is not obtained after using their medication as directed, will not be able to continue to possess his/her asthma or anaphylaxis medication and self-administer it for the remainder of the school year. Students may also be subject to other disciplinary action as written in the Student Code of Conduct.