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Georgia Code - Education - Title 20, Section 20-2-774

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(a) As used in this Code section, the term:

(1) 'Medication' means a medicine prescribed by:

(A) A physician licensed under Chapter 34 of Title 43; or

(B) A physician´s assistant licensed under Chapter 34 of Title 43 who is authorized to prescribe medicine for the treatment of asthma in accordance with said chapter.

(2) 'Self-administration of asthma medication' means a student´s discretionary use of asthma medication prescribed for him or her.

(b) Each local board of education shall adopt a policy authorizing the self-administration of asthma medication by a student who has asthma, provided that any student who is authorized for self-administration of asthma medication under such policy may possess and use his or her asthma medication:

(1) While in school;

(2) At a school sponsored activity;

(3) While under the supervision of school personnel; or

(4) While in before-school or after-school care on school operated property.

(c) Each public school in this state shall permit the self-administration of asthma medication by a student who has asthma, subject to the local policy adopted pursuant to subsection (b) of this Code section; and the school district and its employees and agents shall incur no liability other than for willful or wanton misconduct for any injury to a student caused by his or her self-administration of asthma medication.

Last modified: May 3, 2006