33-520. Policy governing medical inhalers or epinephrine auto-injectors. (1) The board of trustees of each school district, including charter districts, shall adopt a policy by September 1, 2008, permitting the self-administration of medication administered by way of a metered-dose inhaler by a pupil for asthma or other potentially life-threatening respiratory illness or by way of an epinephrine auto-injector for severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).
(2) As used in this section:
(a) "Medication" means an epinephrine auto-injector, a metered-dose inhaler or a dry powder inhaler prescribed by a physician and having an individual label; and
(b) "Self-administration" means a student's use of medication pursuant to prescription or written direction from a physician.
(3) A student who is permitted to self-administer medication pursuant to this section shall be permitted to possess and use a prescribed inhaler or epinephrine auto-injector at all times.
(4) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent a school district from requiring pupils to maintain current duplicate prescription medications with the school nurse or, in the absence of such nurse, with the school administrator.