No one should die from an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction.

What is highly recommended:

  • Back-up medication
  • If the student is not ready to self-manage, but the parent wished the student to self-carry - please address this in the student's 504 Plan

Things to think about:

  • Appropriate maturity level or developmental level
  • Ability to identify signs and symptoms
  • Ability to administer medication correctly


self-management of Asthma and Severe Allergy at school

in Nebraska, your child has the right to possess and self-administer prescribed lifesaving medications at school or school-related events  

Discuss this with your child's HEALTH CARE PROVIDER to see if your child is ready to self-manage.

Allergy & Asthma network

SELF MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA / SEVERE ALLERGY

Today all 50 states have laws protecting students' rights to carry and use prescribed asthma medications; 49 have similar laws regarding anaphylaxis medications,

Today, all 50 states have laws protecting students’ rights to carry and use prescribed asthma medications; 49 have similar laws regarding anaphylaxis medications. - See more at: http://www.aanma.org/advocacy/meds-at-school/#sthash.dtjh2fwL.dpuf
Today, all 50 states have laws protecting students’ rights to carry and use prescribed asthma medications; 49 have similar laws regarding anaphylaxis medications. - See more at: http://www.aanma.org/advocacy/meds-at-school/#sthash.dtjh2fwL.dpuf

What is required at school:

  • Written consent of the student's parent/guardian
  • Written authorization of the child's physician or suchother health care professional
  • Asthma/Anaphylaxis Action Plan on file     (medical management plan)

     all are required to be updated annually

From the statute...


Any time a student uses their prescribed medication for asthma or anaphylaxis they are to notify school personnel.


If a student used their prescribed medication other than as prescribed, disciplinary action may be taken, however this shall not include limiting or restricting the medication to the student.  The school must notify parents/guardians.


If a student, who is self-managing, injures another student by misusing prescribed medications the parent/guardians of (self-managing) student are responsible for any and all costs associated.