Paper: Asthma inhalers in schools

Jones SE and Wheeler L. 2004. Asthma Inhalers in Schools: Rights of Students with Asthma to a Free Appropriate Education. American Journal of Public Health, 94 (7): 1102-1108. This policy paper describes how, in the absence of state and/or local law or policy, three different federal laws– the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II)– may be interpreted such that students potentially disabled by an asthma attack could be allowed to carry and administer their prescribed asthma inhaler medication. This would be conditional on having documented parent or caregiver and health provider consent, and a written asthma management plan specific to the child available for reference. For the abstract of the article, please see: //