Self-Administration of Medicine
Chapter 40 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes
Law A-2600, The Administration of Medication for Certain School Pupils permits a student to self-administer medication for asthma or other potentially life threatening illnesses, provided the following conditions are met:
1. Parents/guardians must present to the Board of Education written authorization for the administration of the medication.
2. The childs physician must certify, in writing, that the child has asthma or another life-threatening illness, and that the child is capable of and has been instructed in the proper administration of the required medication.
3. The district Board of Education must inform the parent/guardian in writing that the district shall not incur liability as a result of any injury arising from the self-medication.
4. The parent/guardian must sign a statement holding the district harmless against any injury or claims that arise as a result of the pupils self-administration.
5. Permission is effective for the school year for which it is granted and must be renewed every school year, following the above mentioned process.
Self-medication forms are available in the nurses office or on the school website.