Inhaler & EpiPen Use
Oak Harbor Public Schools places the health and safety of students as its highest priority. Although this information does not apply to current Olympic View Elementary students, the District grants permission for students to carry and self-administer medication to treat asthma or anaphylaxis if:
- A licensed health practitioner prescribed the medication for use by the student during school hours and instructed the student in the correct and responsible use of the medication.
- The student has demonstrated to the health care practitioner or his/her designee, and a professional registered nurse at the school, the skill level necessary to use the medication and any device that is necessary to administer the medication as prescribed.
- The healthcare practitioner formulates a written treatment plan for managing asthma or anaphylaxis episodes of the student and for medication use by the student during school hours.
- The student's parent or guardian has completed and signed their portion of the Authorization for Administration of Medication at school, has completed information specific to carrying and self-administration inhalers and EpiPens, recognizing that the District will not monitor student's usage, and submitted documentation noted in parts (a), (b), and (c).
If requested, the school nurse can assist students with correct technique in inhaler and EpiPen use.