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     Idaho Statutes

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.

[33-520, added 2004, ch. 336, sec. 1, p. 1007; am. 2008, ch. 305, sec. 1, p. 846.]

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