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Policy 3419

Self-Administration of Asthma Medication & Anaphylaxis Medications

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that may involve systems of the entire body. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical treatment and follow-up care by an allergist/immunologist. 

It is the policy of the board of directors that students with asthma or anaphylaxis are afforded the opportunity to self-administer prescribed medications. The student’s parent or guardian shall submit a written request and other documentation required by the school. The student’s prescribing health care provider must provide a written treatment plan.

The student shall demonstrate to the school’s professional registered nurse that the student is competent to possess and self-administer prescribed medications during school and at school sponsored events.

The superintendent is directed to establish procedures that implement this policy and to develop emergency rescue procedures.

Cross References:

3420 – Anaphylaxis Prevention and Response


3416 – Medication at School


2162 – Education of Students With Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973


2161 – Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students


Legal Reference:            

42 U.S.C. 280 Public Health Service Act

42 U.S.C. 12212 Section 512 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

34 CFR Part 104 Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973

RCW 28A.210.370 Students with Asthma

RCW 28A.210.310 Anaphylaxis-Policy guidelines-Procedures-Reports


Management Resources:

Guidelines for the Care of Students with Anaphylaxis


AMES: Asthma Management in Educational Settings


2012 – August Issue


2009 – February Issue


La Center School District Adoption Date: March 27th, 2007; Revised January 22, 2019