FBACB – Health Requirements and Services: Student Self-Treatment for Diabetes

FDACB

Health Requirements and Services:

Student Self-Treatment for Diabetes

Student Self-Administration of Diabetes Medication

Under Policy FDAC, elementary and middle school students are prohibited

from carrying or self-administering medication on school premises except in certain

limited circumstances. However, elementary and middle school students may carry

and self-administer prescription or non-prescription diabetes medications provided

that the school has been provided a parent authorization statement and a health

care provider statement as provided below.

The written parent statement must state that the parent authorizes the student

to have and self-administer the diabetes medication and must acknowledge that the

student is responsible for, and capable of, possessing and self-administering the

diabetes medication.

The health care provider statement must specifically identify the prescription

or nonprescription diabetes medication authorized for the student’s use and must

state that it is medically appropriate for the student to possess or possess and

self-administer the diabetes medication and that the student should be in possession

of diabetes medication at all times.

If the medication is to be stored other than on the student’s person, the

student or parent shall inform the school nurse or administration where the

medication will be kept to enable access for emergency use.

The student shall only use prescription diabetes medication as directed by a

health care provider’s written orders, and shall use non-prescription diabetes

medication in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Utah Code § 53G-9-506 (2019)

Medication Sharing Prohibited

No student is permitted to sell, share, or otherwise give to others any

medication, prescription or non-prescription. Violations of this policy are subject to

disciplinary action under the school’s drug policies.