Pupils with Anaphylaxis Carry and Self-Administer Emergency Medications

SB 1309 Signed 5/11/05 (Now AZ Statute 15-341.35(a) requires school districts to adopt and enforce policies and procedures to allow pupils who have been diagnosed with anaphylaxis to carry and self-administer emergency medications while at school and school-sponsored activities. Additionally, school districts and employees are immune from civil liability for all decisions made and actions taken in good faith to implement these provisions.

Pupils With Anaphylaxis Carry and Self-Administer Emergency Medications, AZ Statute 15-341.35(a)

Provisions

  • Requires school districts to adopt polices and procedures to allow pupils who have been diagnosed with anaphylaxis, by a specified licensed health care provider, to carry and self-administer emergency medications, including auto-injectable epinephrine, while at school and school-sponsored activities. The policies adopted must require a pupil who uses auto-injectable epinephrine while at school and at school-sponsored activities to notify the nurse or the designated school staff person of the use of the medication as soon as practicable.
  • Declares that the pupil’s name must be on the prescription label on the medication container or on the medication device and annual written permission from the parent or guardian of the pupil is sufficient proof that the pupil is entitled to the possession and self-administration of the medication.
  • Exempts school districts and employees from civil liability for all decisions made and actions taken in good faith to implement these provisions, except in cases of wanton or willful neglect.
  • Makes technical and conforming changes.