Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-212a-3 - Training of school personnel

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Each Board of Education which allows qualified personnel for schools, in the absence of a school nurse, to administer medications to students who have a written order from a physician, dentist, optometrist, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant, and the written authorization of a parent or guardian, shall provide training to designated qualified personnel for schools in the safe administration of medications at least annually.
(b) Only qualified personnel for schools who have received such annual training from the school nurse or school medical advisor shall be allowed to administer medications to students who have a written order from a physician, dentist, optometrist, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant, and the written authorization of a parent or guardian. This training shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) The general principles of safe administration of medication;
(2) The procedural aspects of the administration of medication, including the safe handling and storage of medications, and documentation; and
(3) Specific information related to each student's medication and each student's medication plan including the name and generic name of the medication, indications for medication, dosage, routes, time and frequency of administration, therapeutic effects of the medication, potential side effects, overdose or missed dose of the medication, and when to implement emergency interventions.
(c) Qualified school employees who administer epinephrine as emergency first aid to students who experience allergic reactions and who do not have a prior written authorization of a parent or guardian or written order of a qualified medical professional for the administration of epinephrine shall, annually, complete the training program developed by the Departments of Education and Public Health, in consultation with the School Nurse Advisory Council, pursuant to Section 10-212g of the Connecticut General Statutes and training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.
(d) The Board of Education shall maintain documentation of such administration of medication training as follows:
(1) dates of general and student-specific trainings;
(2) content of the training;
(3) individuals who have successfully completed general and student-specific administration of medication training for the current school year; and
(4) name and credentials of the nurse or school medical advisor trainer or trainers.
(e) Licensed practical nurses may administer medications to students under Board of Education policy if they can demonstrate evidence of one of the following:
(1) Training in administration of medications as part of their basic nursing program;
(2) Successful completion of a pharmacology course and subsequent supervised experience;
(3) Supervised experience in the administration of medication while employed in a health care facility.
(f) Licensed practical nurses shall not train or delegate the administration of medication to another individual.
(g) Licensed practical nurses shall only administer medications after the medication plan has been established by the school nurse.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-212a-3
Effective June 26, 1989; Amended October 7, 2010; Amended August 17, 2015

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