2013 ORS § 339.869¹
Administration of medication to students
  • rules

(1) The State Board of Education, in consultation with the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon State Board of Nursing and the State Board of Pharmacy, shall adopt:

(a) Rules for the administration of prescription and nonprescription medication to students by trained school personnel and for student self-medication. The rules shall include age appropriate guidelines and training requirements for school personnel.

(b) Rules for the administration of premeasured doses of epinephrine by school personnel trained as provided by ORS 433.815 (Educational training) to any student or other individual on school premises who the personnel believe in good faith is experiencing a severe allergic reaction, regardless of whether the student or individual has a prescription for epinephrine.

(c) Guidelines for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies, which must include:

(A) Standards for the education and training of school personnel to manage students with life-threatening allergies.

(B) Procedures for responding to life-threatening allergic reactions.

(C) A process for the development of individualized health care and allergy plans for every student with a known life-threatening allergy.

(D) Protocols for preventing exposures to allergens.

(2)(a) School district boards shall adopt policies and procedures that provide for:

(A) The administration of prescription and nonprescription medication to students by trained school personnel;

(B) Student self-medication; and

(C) The administration of premeasured doses of epinephrine to students and other individuals.

(b) Policies and procedures adopted under paragraph (a) of this subsection shall be consistent with the rules adopted by the State Board of Education under subsection (1) of this section. A school district board shall not require school personnel who have not received appropriate training to administer medication. [1997 c.144 §4; 2009 c.595 §214; 2013 c.486 §2]