Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-212a-1 - Definitions

Current through March 4, 2022

As used in Sections 10-212a-1 through 10-212a-10 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies:

(1) "Administration of medication" means any one of the following activities: handling, storing, preparing or pouring of medication; conveying it to the student according to the medication order; observing the student inhale, apply, swallow, or self-inject the medication, when applicable; documenting that the medication was administered; and counting remaining doses to verify proper administration and use of the medication;
(2) "Advanced practice registered nurse" means an individual licensed pursuant to Section 20-94a of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(3) "Authorized prescriber" means a physician, dentist, optometrist, advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant and, for interscholastic and intramural athletic events only, a podiatrist;
(4) "Before- and after-school program" means any child care program operated and administered by a local or regional board of education or municipality exempt from licensure by the Office of Early Childhood pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of Section 19a-77 of the Connecticut General Statutes. Such programs shall not include public or private entities licensed by the Office of Early Childhood or board of education enhancement programs and extra-curricular activities;
(5) "Board of education" means a local or regional board of education, a regional educational service center, a unified school district, the regional vocational-technical school system, an approved private special education facility, the Gilbert School, the Norwich Free Academy, Woodstock Academy or a non-public school whose students receive services pursuant to Section 10-217a of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(6) "Cartridge injector" means "cartridge injector" as defined in Section 10-212a of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(7) "Coach" means an "athletic coach" as defined in Section 10-222e of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(8) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Education or any duly authorized representative thereof;
(9) "Controlled drugs" means "controlled drugs" as defined in Section 21a-240 of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(10) "Cumulative health record" means the cumulative health record of a pupil mandated by Section 10-206 of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(11) "Dentist" means a doctor of dentistry licensed to practice dentistry in Connecticut pursuant to Chapter 379 of the Connecticut General Statutes, or licensed to practice dentistry in another state;
(12) "Department" means the Connecticut State Department of Education or any duly authorized representative thereof;
(13) "Director" means the person responsible for the operation and administration of any school readiness program or before- and after-school program;
(14) "Eligible student" means a student who has reached the age of eighteen or is an emancipated minor;
(15) "Error" means:
(A) failure to do any of the following as ordered:
(i) administer a medication to a student;
(ii) administer medication within the time designated by the prescribing practitioner;
(iii) administer the specific medication prescribed for a student;
(iv) administer the correct dosage of medication;
(v) administer medication by the proper route; and/or
(vi) administer the medication according to generally accepted standards of practice; or,
(B) administration of a medication to a student which is not ordered, or which is not authorized in writing by the parent or guardian of such student, except for the administration of epinephrine for the purpose of emergency first aid pursuant to Section 10-212a of the Connecticut General Statutes and subsection (e) of Section 10-212a-2 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies;
(16) "Extracurricular activities" means activities sponsored by local or regional boards of education that occur outside of the school day, are not part of the educational program, and do not meet the definition of before- and after-school programs and school readiness programs;
(17) "Guardian" means one who has the authority and obligations of guardianship of the person of a minor, and includes:
(A) the obligation of care and control; and
(B) the authority to make major decisions affecting the minor's welfare, including, but not limited to, consent determinations regarding marriage, enlistment in the armed forces and major medical, psychiatric or surgical treatment;
(18) "Intramural athletic events" means tryouts, competition, practice, drills, and transportation to and from events that are within the bounds of a school district for the purpose of providing an opportunity for students to participate in physical activities and athletic contests that extend beyond the scope of the physical education program;
(19) "Interscholastic athletic events" means events between or among schools for the purpose of providing an opportunity for students to participate in competitive contests which are highly organized and extend beyond the scope of intramural programs and includes tryouts, competition, practice, drills, and transportation to and from such events;
(20) "Investigational drug" means any medication with an approved investigational new drug (IND) application on file with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which is being scientifically tested and clinically evaluated to determine its efficacy, safety and side effects and which has not yet received FDA approval;
(21) "Licensed athletic trainer" means a licensed athletic trainer employed by the school district pursuant to Chapter 375a of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(22) "Medication" means any medicinal preparation including over-the-counter, prescription and controlled drugs, as defined in Section 21a-240 of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(23) "Medication emergency" means a life-threatening reaction of a student to a medication;
(24) "Medication plan" means a documented plan established by the school nurse in conjunction with the parent and student regarding the administration of medication in school. Such plan may be a stand-alone plan, part of an individualized health care plan, an emergency care plan or a medication administration form;
(25) "Medication order" means the written direction by an authorized prescriber for the administration of medication to a student which shall include the name of the student, the name and generic name of the medication, the dosage of the medication, the route of administration, the time of administration, the frequency of administration, the indications for medication, any potential side effects including overdose or missed dose of the medication, the start and termination dates not to exceed a 12-month period, and the written signature of the prescriber;
(26) "Nurse" means an advanced practice registered nurse, a registered nurse or a practical nurse licensed in Connecticut pursuant to Chapter 378 of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(27) "Occupational therapist" means an occupational therapist employed full time by the local or regional board of education and licensed in Connecticut pursuant to Chapter 376a of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(28) "Optometrist" means an optometrist licensed to provide optometry pursuant to Chapter 380 of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(29) "Paraprofessional" means a health care aide or assistant or an instructional aide or assistant employed by the local or regional board of education who meets the requirements of such board for employment as a health care aide or assistant or instructional aide or assistant;
(30) "Physical therapist" means a physical therapist employed full time by the local or regional board of education and licensed in Connecticut pursuant to Chapter 376 of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(31) "Physician" means a doctor of medicine or osteopathy licensed to practice medicine in Connecticut pursuant to Chapters 370 and 371 of the Connecticut General Statutes, or licensed to practice medicine in another state;
(32) "Physician assistant" means an individual licensed to prescribe medications pursuant to Section 20-12d of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(33) "Podiatrist" means an individual licensed to practice podiatry in Connecticut pursuant to Chapter 375 of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(34) "Principal" means the administrator in the school;
(35) "Qualified medical professional" means "qualified medical professional", as defined in Section 10-212a of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(36) "Qualified personnel" (A) for schools means a qualified school employee who is (i) a full time employee, or is (ii) a coach, athletic trainer or school paraprofessional, or (B) for school readiness programs and before- and after-school programs, means the director or director's designee and any lead teachers and school administrators who have been trained in the administration of medication;
(37) "Qualified school employee" means "qualified school employee" as defined in Section 10-212a of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(38) "Research or study medications" means FDA-approved medications being administered according to an approved study protocol. A copy of the study protocol shall be provided to the school nurse along with the name of the medication to be administered and the acceptable range of dose of such medication to be administered;
(39) "School" means any educational program which is under the jurisdiction of a board of education as defined by this section excluding extracurricular activities;
(40) "School medical advisor" means a physician appointed pursuant to Section 10-205 of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(41) "School nurse" means a nurse appointed pursuant to Section 10-212 of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(42) "School nurse supervisor" means the nurse designated by the local or regional board of education as the supervisor or, if no designation has been made by the board, the lead or coordinating nurse assigned by the board;
(43) "School readiness program" means a program that receives funds from the State Department of Education for a school readiness program pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 10-16p of the Connecticut General Statutes and exempt from licensure by the Office of Early Childhood pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of Section 19a-77 of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(44) "Self-administration of medication" means the control of the medication by the student at all times and is self managed by the student according to the individual medication plan;
(45) "Supervision" means the overseeing of the process of the administration of medication in a school; and
(46) "Teacher" means a person employed full time by a board of education who has met the minimum standards as established by that board of education for performance as a teacher and has been approved by the school medical advisor and school nurse to be designated to administer medications pursuant to Sections 10-212a-1 through 10-212a-7 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-212a-1
Effective August 8, 1995; Amended October 7, 2010; Amended August 17, 2015

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