Print Friendly HOUSE BILL NO. 632 – School policy, medical inhalers
HOUSE BILL NO. 632
View Bill Status
View Bill Text
View Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact
Text to be added within a bill has been marked with Bold and
Underline. Text to be removed has been marked with
Strikethrough and Italic. How these codes are actually displayed will
vary based on the browser software you are using.
This sentence is marked with bold and underline to show added text.
This sentence is marked with strikethrough and italic, indicating
text to be removed.
MEDICAL INHALERS - SCHOOL POLICY - Adds to existing law to provide that the
school board of trustees of each school district shall adopt a policy
governing medical inhalers and self-administration of medication.
02/09 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/10 Rpt prt - to Educ
02/20 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/23 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/26 3rd rdg - PASSED - 67-0-3
AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow,
Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet,
Jones, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin,
McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Nielsen,
Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Robison,
Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen,
Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr.
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Bradford, Lake, Stevenson
Floor Sponsor - Garrett
Title apvd - to Senate
02/27 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Educ
03/11 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/12 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/19 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett(Maxand),
Burtenshaw, Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon,
Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge,
Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Noh, Pearce,
Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk,
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsor - Werk
Title apvd - to House
03/20 To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed
03/22 To Governor
03/24 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 336
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 632
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF EACH SCHOOL DIS-
3 TRICT; AMENDING CHAPTER 5, TITLE 33, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW
4 SECTION 33-520, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF EACH
5 SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL ADOPT A POLICY GOVERNING MEDICAL INHALERS AND SELF-
6 ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Chapter 5, Title 33, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
9 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
10 ignated as Section 33-520, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
11 33-520. POLICY GOVERNING MEDICAL INHALERS. (1) The board of trustees of
12 each school district, including charter districts, shall adopt a policy by
13 September 1, 2004, permitting the self-administration of medication adminis-
14 tered by way of a metered-dose inhaler by a pupil for asthma or other poten-
15 tially life-threatening respiratory illness.
16 (2) As used in this section:
17 (a) "Medication" means a metered-dose inhaler or a dry powder inhaler to
18 alleviate asthmatic symptoms, prescribed by a physician and having an
19 individual label; and
20 (b) "Self-administration" means a student's use of medication pursuant to
21 prescription or written direction from a physician.
22 (3) A student who is permitted to self-administer asthma medication pur-
23 suant to this section shall be permitted to possess and use a prescribed
24 inhaler at all times.
25 (4) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent a school dis-
26 trict from requiring pupils to maintain current duplicate prescription
27 medications with the school nurse or, in the absence of such nurse, with the
28 school administrator.
29 SECTION 2. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby
30 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
31 passage and approval.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This amendment to Chapter 5, Title 33, Idaho Code, proposes
adding a new Section 33-520 to provide that the board of trustees
of each school district shall adopt a policy governing medical
inhalers and self-administration of medication; and declaring an
The board of trustees of each school district, including charter
districts, shall adopt a policy by September 1, 2004, 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.
No fiscal impact.
Name: Representative Kathie Garrett
Name: Dr. Cliff Green, ISBA
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 632