Asthma (includes stocking and providing Albuterol)

Caring for Students with Life-Threatening Allergies Manual - Developed by NYSDOH, NYSED and the NYSSHSC. It contains guidance for developing district anaphylaxis policies and other resource tools such education for school staff, care plans, 504 plans, IEP's, IHP's field trips and classroom and environmental planning. (2007)

Carry & Use "Inhaler Law" New York State Consolidated Laws:

Education  S 916. Pupils afflicted with asthma. The board of education or trustees of each school district and board of cooperative educational services shall allow pupils who have been diagnosed by a physician or other duly authorized health care provider with a severe asthmatic condition to carry and use a prescribed inhaler during the school day, with the written permission of a physician or other duly authorized health care provider, and parental consent, based on such physician's or provider’s determination that such pupil is subject to sudden asthmatic attacks severe enough to debilitate such pupil. A record of such permission shall be maintained in the school office.

NYSED Memo: Albuterol Metered Dose Inhalers-Stocking Policy - Provides information on stocking albuterol metered dose inhalers and/or liquid albuterol for use in a nebulizer for students diagnosed with asthma whose personal albuterol prescription is empty. This is a voluntary option for School Districts. (8/23/11)

NYSED Law:  On Site Nebulizers – Article 19 Section 919

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