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Asthma and Allergy Medication Self-Administration by Children in School: Liability Issues for the Nurse

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Until recently, most school children have not been permitted to carry medications on their own for asthma and allergy emergencies. The purpose of this article is to discuss the overall legislation in the United States regarding the carrying and self-administration of asthma and allergy medications by school children, and the history behind the development of such laws. Federal and state statutes setting parameters for medication administration in the school setting and protecting the rights of children with asthma to carry emergency asthma and allergy medications are reviewed. Several court cases related to incidents surrounding the carrying of emergency asthma medications by school children are discussed. The law has given the school nurse an important role concerning student self-administration of asthma and allergy medications in the school setting.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2011-03-01

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