Illinois law allows your child personal access to an inhaler in case of an asthma attack.
- In accordance with the law, District 63's medication policy permits all students with asthma to have access to their inhalers at all times. Students with asthma may carry their inhalers and self-administer as long as they have parent permission and a proper prescription.
- Parents are requested to provide doctor's orders to the school nurse regarding emergency treatment for a severe asthma episode.
- Please complete the School Medication Authorization Form and initial the line that says you are giving permission for your child to carry an inhaler at school. Then your child must bring in the inhaler properly labeled from the pharmacy to show the nurse.
District Supply of Undesignated Asthma Medication, Epinephrine Injectors, and Opioid Antagonist
The Superintendent or designee shall implement Section 22-30(f) of the School Code and maintain a supply of undesignated asthma medication, undesignated epinephrine injectors, and undesignated opioid antagonists in the name of the District and provide or administer them as necessary according to State law. A school nurse or trained personnel, as defined in State law, may administer an undesignated asthma medication to a person when they, in good faith, believe a person is having respiratory distress; may administer an undesignated epinephrine injector to a person when they, in good faith, believe a person is having an anaphylactic reaction; may administer an undesignated opioid antagonist to a person when they, in good faith, believe a person is having an opioid overdose.For more information see Policy 7:270 Administering Medicines to Students or contact your local health office.