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Relating to the use of prescription asthma medicine on public and private school campuses.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 2243 would allow for each school district, open-enrollment charter school, and private school to adopt and implement a policy authorizing a school nurse to maintain and administer asthma medicine. The policy must provide that the school nurse may administer prescription asthma medicine to a student only if the school nurse has written notification from a parent or guardian of the student that the student has been diagnosed as having asthma, and stating that the school nurse may administer prescription asthma medicine to the student. This bill would add asthma medicine to the regulations for epinephrine auto-injectors.
Additionally, HB 2243 may not require a school district, open-enrollment charter school, or private school to purchase prescription asthma medicine or require any other expenditure related to the maintenance or administration of asthma medicine that would result in a negative fiscal impact on the district or school.
This bill supports the principles of limited government and personal responsibility by permitting (rather than mandating) school districts and open enrollment charter schools to maintain and administer potentially life-saving asthma medicine. We support HB 2243.