Wyoming School’s Medication Law

WYOMING 21-4-310 – Self-administration of medication for potentially life threatening conditions. (a) The district board shall permit a student to possess and self-administer within any school of the district medication required for potentially life threatening conditions if a written statement is submitted to the district containing applicable: (i) Parental verification that the student is responsible for and capable of self-administration and parental authorization for self-administration of medication required for potentially life threatening conditions; (ii) Health care provider identification of the prescribed or authorized medication required for potentially life threatening conditions and verification of the appropriateness of the student’s possession and self-administration of the medication required for potentially life threatening conditions. (b) The written statement shall be prescribed by the department of education, with the assistance of the department of health, and shall require the signatures of the parent or guardian of the student and the student’s physician or physician’s representative. (c) As used in this section: (i) “Asthma medication” means prescription or nonprescription inhaled asthma medication; (ii) “Potentially life threatening conditions” includes, but is not limited to asthma, food allergies and insect bites; (iii) “Medication required for potentially life threatening conditions” includes, but is not limited to asthma medication and prescription single dose epinephrine pens.