|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 01, 2012||referred to education|
senate Bill S6369
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S6369 - Details
S6369 - Summary
Authorizes boards of education or trustees of school districts to allow certain pupils diagnosed with asthma or other potentially life-threatening respiratory illnesses to carry and use a prescribed inhaler; provides for establishment of asthma action plans for such pupils.
S6369 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6369 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the use of inhalers and nebulizers PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would authorize boards of education or trustees of school districts to allow certain pupils diagnosed with respiratory illnesses to carry a prescribed inhaler and calls for the preparation of an asthma action plan for each child authorized to use asthma medication. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 916 of the Education Law, as amended by chapter 524 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read that pupils afflicted with potentially life threatening respiratory illnesses, other than asthma, are able to carry and use prescribed inhalers during the school day. The Education Law is further amended by adding a new section 921 that calls for any pupil authorized to use any asthma medication shall also have an asthma action plan prepared by a physician or any other health care provider. Each asthma action plan will identify, at a minimum, asthma triggers, the treatment plan, and other such elements as shall be determined by the commissioner of education in
S6369 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6369 I N S E N A T E February 1, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HUNTLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the use of inhalers and nebulizers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 916 of the education law, as amended by chapter 524 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: S 916. Pupils afflicted with asthma OR OTHER POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREAT- ENING RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES. The board of education or trustees of each school district and board of cooperative educational services shall allow pupils who have been diagnosed by a physician or other duly authorized health care provider with a severe asthmatic condition OR OTHER POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES to carry and use a prescribed inhaler during the school day, with the written permis- sion of a physician or other duly authorized health care provider, and parental consent, based on such physician's or provider's determination that such pupil is subject to sudden asthmatic attacks severe enough to debilitate such pupil. A record of such permission shall be maintained in the school office. In addition, upon the written request of a parent or person in parental relation, the board of education or trustees of a school district and board of cooperative educational services shall allow such pupils to maintain an extra such inhaler in the care and custody of a registered professional nurse employed by such district or board of cooperative educational services. Nothing in this section shall require a school district or board of cooperative educational services to retain a school nurse solely for the purpose of taking custody of a spare inhaler, or require that a school nurse be available at all times in a school building for such purpose. S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 921 to read as follows: S 921. ASTHMA ACTION PLANS. EACH PUPIL AUTHORIZED TO USE ANY ASTHMA MEDICATION SHALL HAVE AN ASTHMA ACTION PLAN PREPARED BY THE PHYSICIAN OR OTHER DULY AUTHORIZED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OF THE PUPIL, WHICH IDENTI- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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