2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 118. General school operations.
118.291 Asthmatic pupils; possession and use of inhalers.

118.291

118.291 Asthmatic pupils; possession and use of inhalers.

118.291(1g)

(1g) In this section:

118.291(1g)(a)

(a) "Asthma" means a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by airway obstruction, which is at least partially reversible and which manifests as increased bronchial responsiveness to a variety of stimuli.

118.291(1g)(b)

(b) "School" includes a public, private, and tribal school.

118.291(1r)

(1r) While in school, at a school-sponsored activity or under the supervision of a school authority, an asthmatic pupil may possess and use a metered dose inhaler or dry powder inhaler if all of the following are true:

118.291(1r)(a)

(a) The pupil uses the inhaler before exercise to prevent the onset of asthmatic symptoms or uses the inhaler to alleviate asthmatic symptoms.

118.291(1r)(b)

(b) The pupil has the written approval of the pupil's physician and, if the pupil is a minor, the written approval of the pupil's parent or guardian.

118.291(1r)(c)

(c) The pupil has provided the school principal with a copy of the approval or approvals under par. (b).

118.291(2)

(2)

118.291(2)(a)

(a) No school district, school board or school district employee is civilly liable for injury to a pupil caused by a school district employee who prohibits a pupil from using an inhaler because of the employee's good faith belief that the requirements of sub. (1r) had not been satisfied or who allows a pupil to use an inhaler because of the employee's good faith belief that the requirements of sub. (1r) had been satisfied.

118.291(2)(b)

(b) No private school or private school employee is civilly liable for injury to a pupil caused by a private school employee who prohibits a pupil from using an inhaler because of the employee's good faith belief that the requirements of sub. (1r) had not been satisfied or who allows a pupil to use an inhaler because of the employee's good faith belief that the requirements of sub. (1r) had been satisfied.

118.291(2)(c)

(c) No tribal school or tribal school employee is civilly liable for injury to a pupil caused by a tribal school employee who prohibits a pupil from using an inhaler because of the employee's good faith belief that the requirements of sub. (1r) had not been satisfied or who allows a pupil to use an inhaler because of the employee's good faith belief that the requirements of sub. (1r) had been satisfied.

118.291 - ANNOT.

History: 1997 a. 77; 2005 a. 398; 2009 a. 302.

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