School Health Nursing Program
Report to the Minnesota Legislature: Medications Dispensed in Schools Study
January 15, 2002
Appendix - Study Legislation
Medications Dispensed in Schools
| Sec. 61. [MEDICATIONS DISPENSED IN SCHOOLS STUDY.]
(a) The commissioner of health, in consultation with the
board of nursing, shall study the relationship between the Nurse Practice Act, Minnesota Statutes, sections 148.171 to 148.285;
and 121A.22, which specifies the administration of medications
in schools and the activities authorized under these sections,
including the administration of prescription and nonprescription medications and medications needed by students to manage a
chronic illness. The commissioner shall also make
recommendations on necessary statutory changes needed to promote student health and safety in relation to administering
mediations in schools and addressing the changing health needs of students.
(b) The commissioner shall convene a work group to assist
in the study and recommendations. The work group shall consist
of representatives of the commissioner of human services; the commissioner of children, families, and learning; the board of
nursing; the board of teaching; school nurses; parents; school administrators; school board associations; the American Academy
of Pediatrics; and the Minnesota Nurse's Association.
(c) The commissioner shall submit these recommendations and any recommended statutory changes to the legislature by January 15, 2002.
Article 1, Section 61
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