THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

984

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to school based health services.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 302A-853, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"302A-853 Administration of medication. School health aides may assist students by administering oral and topical medication, and in emergency situations, other premeasured medication; provided that:

(1) If the student receiving the medication is a minor, a parent or guardian requests and authorizes the administration of medication;

(2) The medication has been prescribed by a licensed physician, as defined in section 334-1, [or] by a practitioner with prescriptive authority[;], or by a licensed advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority pursuant to 457-8.6; and

[(3) The administration of the medication is with the approval of the department of health; and

(4)] (3) The administration of the medication is necessary for the health of the student and for the student's attendance at school."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

School Based Health Services; Public Schools; Prescription Medications; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

 

Description:

Includes advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority in the list of health care professionals authorized to administer medication to public school students. Removes requirement that administration of the medication be approved by the department of health.

 

 

 

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