2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-1-116.2. Application of medicine or sunscreen to students.

A. A school nurse, or in the absence of such nurse, an administrator or designated school employees, pursuant to the written authorization of the parent or guardian of the student, may:

1. Administer a nonprescription medicine;

2. Assist a student in applying sunscreen, a compound topically applied to prevent a sunburn; and

3. Administer a filled prescription medicine as that term is defined by Section 353.1 of Title 59 of the Oklahoma Statutes pursuant to the directions for the administration of the medicine listed on the label or as otherwise authorized by a licensed physician.

B. In addition to the persons authorized to administer nonprescription medicine and filled prescription medicine pursuant to the provisions of subsection A of this section, a nurse employed by a county health department and subject to an agreement made between the county health department and the school district for medical services, may administer nonprescription medicine and filled prescription medicine pursuant to the provisions of this section.

C. Each school in which any medicine is administered pursuant to the provisions of subsection A of this section shall keep a record of the name of the student to whom the medicine was administered, the date the medicine was administered, the name of the person who administered the medicine and the type or name of the medicine which was administered.

D. Medicine to be administered by the county or school nurse, administrator or the designated persons and which is stored at the school shall be properly stored and not readily accessible to persons other than the persons who will administer the medication.

E. 1. A public school shall permit a student to possess and self-apply sunscreen that is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration without the written authorization of a parent, legal guardian or physician.

2. As used in this subsection, "sunscreen" means a compound topically applied to prevent sunburn.

F. The school shall keep on file the written authorization of the parent or guardian of the student to administer medicine to the student or to apply sunscreen on the student.

G. A school nurse, county nurse, administrator or the designated school employees shall not be liable to the student or a parent or guardian of the student for civil damages for any personal injuries to the student which result from acts or omissions of the school or county nurse, administrator or designated school employees in administering any medicine pursuant to the provisions of this section. This immunity shall not apply to acts or omissions constituting gross, willful or wanton negligence.

Added by Laws 1984, c. 192, 5, emerg. eff. May 14, 1984. Amended by Laws 2018, c. 192, § 1, eff. July 1, 2018.

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