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Student
Medication Administration

The Sioux Falls School District recognizes that some students need to receive medication during the school day and during school activities. The School Board permits the dispensation of medication in school or while involved in a school activity only when the student’s health and continuing attendance so requires and when the medication is administered in accordance with this policy and regulation.

When grant or other non-District funding is available to cover the cost, the Board also permits the use and storage of non-student specific physician prescribed epinephrine auto-injectors. The Board shall notify parents/guardians about this policy relating to use and storage of epinephrine auto-injectors.

State law provides that the District and its administrators, Board members, school nurses or qualified staff members that possess or make available epinephrine auto-injectors pursuant to this policy may not be held liable for any injury or related damage that results from the administration of, self-administration of, or failure to administer an epinephrine auto-injector that may constitute ordinary negligence. This immunity does not apply to an act or omission constituting gross, willful, or wanton negligence. This immunity is in addition to, not in lieu of, that provided in any other state law.

The Board delegates to the Superintendent the responsibility for developing appropriate regulations for administering medication to students in accordance with South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL13-33A-1) and for the self-administration of medication by the student (SDCL 13-32-11).

 

Legal References:

SDCL Ch. 13-33A-1 Student Health Services
SDCL Ch. 13-32-11 Self-administration of prescription asthma and anaphylaxis medication
ARSD 20:48:04.01:09 Training required for delegation of medication administration

Related Policies/Regulations:

JK/JK-R – Student Discipline
JLCAA/JLCAA-R – Physician Prescribed Services

 

Policy   Board Action
Adopted: 06-11-12 36391
Reviewed: 11-13-12 36494
Amended: 06-09-14 36933
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