Alaska School Medication Law

ALASKA 24th Legislature (2005-2006) Enrolled HB 85 AS 14.30.141- Self-administration and Documentation of Medication
(a) A public school shall permit the self-administration of medication by a pupil for asthma or anaphylaxis if, during the current school year, the pupil’s parent or guardian provides the school (1) written authorization for the self-administration of the medication; (2) written certification from the pupil’s health care provider that the pupil (A) has asthma or a condition that may lead to anaphylaxis;
(B) has received instruction in the proper method of self-administration of the medication; and
(C) has demonstrated to the health care provider the skill level necessary to use the medication and any device that is necessary to administer the medication as prescribed; (3) a release of liability for the school and its employees or agents for injury arising from the self- administration or storage of the medication; (4) an agreement to indemnify and hold harmless the school and its employees or agents for any claims arising out the self-administration or storage of the medication; (5) a written treatment plan for the pupil that is signed by the pupil’s health care provider for managing asthma or anaphylaxis episodes, a list and dosage of medications needed during school hours, and permission for and instruction on storage of the medication at school; and (6) any other documentation required by the school that is consistent with this section.
(b) The public school shall provide written notification to the pupil’s parent or guardian of the school’s absence of liability related to the self-administration of medication under this section.
c) A pupil who is permitted to self-administer medication under this section shall be permitted to carry and to store with the school nurse or other designated school official an inhaler or autoinjectable epinephrine, or both, at all times.
(d) If a student uses the student’s prescribed medication in a manner other than as prescribed, disciplinary action according to school codes may be imposed upon the student. The imposed disciplinary action may not limit or restrict the student’s immediate access to the student’s prescribed medication.
(e) In this section, “health care provider” means a licensed physician, advanced nurse practitioner, physician assistant, village health aide, or pharmacist operating within the scope of the health care provider’s authority