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Missouri State Laws regarding Allergies

  • Section 167.208, RSMo, requires each school district to adopt a policy on allergy prevention and response with priority given to addressing potentially deadly food-borne allergies; the policy and procedure must be in place by July 1, 2011.
  • Section 167.627, RSMo, addresses possession and self-administration of medications in school.
  • Section 167.621, RSMo, addresses the authorization of medications in schools. Persons providing health services under sections 167.600 to 167.621 shall obtain authorization from a parent or guardian of the child before providing services as provided by section 431.061, RSMo.
  • Section 167.630, RSMo, addresses the ability to obtain and maintain an adequate supply of epinephrine pre-filled auto syringes for emergency use by school nurses.

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Air Quality and Outdoor Activity Guidance for Schools

DHSS Asthma Prevention and Control

Asthma in a Minute Toolkit

Missouri State Laws regarding Asthma

  • Section 167.635 RSMo Asthma-related rescue medications, school nurse may be authorized by school board to maintain, procedure.
  1. Each school board may authorize a school nurse licensed under chapter 335 who is employed by the school district and for whom the board is responsible to maintain a supply of asthma-related rescue medications at the school. The nurse shall recommend to the school board the quantity of medication the school should maintain.
  2. To obtain asthma rescue medications for a school district, a prescription written by a licensed physician, a physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner is required. For such prescriptions, the school district shall be designated as the patient, the nurse's name shall be required, and the prescription shall be filled at a licensed pharmacy.
  3. A school nurse or other school employee trained by and supervised by the nurse shall have the discretion to use asthma-related rescue medications on any student the school nurse or trained employee believes is having a life-threatening asthma episode based on the training in recognizing an acute asthma episode. The provisions of Section 167.624 concerning immunity from civil liability for trained employees administering lifesaving methods shall apply to trained employees administering an asthma-related rescue medication under this section.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


DHSS Missouri Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Missouri State Laws regarding Diabetes

  • HB675 management of diabetes in elementary and secondary schools
  • Section 161.450.1, RSMo This section shall be known as "Cade's Law".  The department of elementary and secondary education shall develop and adopt rules relating to a physical fitness challenge for elementary-, middle-, and high school-level students. The challenge shall include, but not be limited to, elements that address physical conditioning, flexibility, strength, and aerobic capacity and shall recognize individual, team, and school-wide performance.
  • Section 167.803, RSMo Training of school employees, content, requirements.
  • Section 167.806, RSMo Plan to be submitted by parent or guardian of student with diabetes--review by school.
  • Section 167.809.1, RSMO Diabetic care may be provided to students, when, trained personnel to be on site.
  • Section 167.812.1, RSMo Diabetic care not practice of nursing, when--health care professionals may provide training.
  • Section 167.818, RSMo Student may perform certain diabetic care for self.
  • Section 167.821, RSMo Immunity from liability.
  • Section 167.824.1, RSMo Rulemaking authority.

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