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It’s School Physical Season! Are You Getting Questions About Whether Kids Can Carry Auto-Injectors in School for Asthma?
Posted on: 7/15/2019
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It’s hard to believe, but some children will already be back in school next month. If you treat kids, you may be swamped with back-to-school physicals for the coming school year.

Some parents may ask if their son or daughter will be allowed to carry an auto-injector in school to treat his or her asthma.

There are protocols that must be followed regarding asthma medication in school.

To help you inform parents and their children about procedures that public and private schools must follow concerning asthma medication, access ISMS' medical legal guideline, Self-Administration of Asthma Medication in School.* This resource covers the self-administration and self-carry of asthma medication and epinephrine auto-injectors by students in a school setting. 

Questions? Contact ISMS' legal department at 800-782-4767 or by email

This ISMS medical legal guideline is a member benefit and is password protected.

If you need to request a username and password, contact online support at 888-476-7776 or onlinehelp@isms.org between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. After-hours requests are answered promptly the next business day. You may also register online or retrieve your username or password.

*This guideline is for educational purposes only.

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