Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Medication Administration

Information relating to medication administration in California schools, including training standards for the administration of epinephrine to students and adults and information regarding the anti-seizure medication law.

Emergency Anti-Seizure Medication Administration
As authorized by California Education Code (EC) Section 49414.7, California public schools may train designated school personnel in the administration of specified emergency anti-seizure medication to students with epilepsy who are experiencing a seizure.

Medication Administration Assistance
Provides a sample checklist for local educational agencies with helpful information that may be given to parents and guardians when children need to take medication before school or take medication at school.

Program Advisory on Medication Administration (PDF)
As authorized by the California Code of Regulations Title 5, Section 611, and approved on May 12, 2005, by the State Board of Education, this advisory provides non-binding guidance to local educational agencies on medication administration in California public schools.

Training Standards for the Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (Updated 11-May-2015)
As authorized by California EC Section 49414, California public schools may train designated school personnel in the administration of life-saving epinephrine to students and adults who are experiencing severe allergic reaction and anaphylaxis. Sample forms related to the "Training Standards for the Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors" are available from the California School Nurses Organization External link opens in new window or tab.. The California Department of Education does not endorse or approve the sample forms but provides this as information only.

Questions:   Coordinated School Health and Safety Office | 916-319-0914
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Recently Posted in Health
  • Weekly COVID-19 Update: Friday, April 9, 2021 (added 13-Apr-2021)
    News releases and correspondence from Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Weekly COVID-19 Update: Friday, April 02, 2021 (added 07-Apr-2021)
    Please check back regularly to www.cde.ca.gov as we are constantly updating it with valuable and timely information. To subscribe to this weekly update, please email join-covid19-update@mlist.cde.ca.gov.
  • Weekly COVID-19 Update: Friday, March 12, 2021 (added 15-Mar-2021)
    Please check back regularly to www.cde.ca.gov as we are constantly updating it with valuable and timely information. To subscribe to this weekly update, please email join-covid19-update@mlist.cde.ca.gov
  • TUPE Expenditure Report for Fiscal Year 2019–20 (added 12-Mar-2021)
    Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Program Proposition 56 Annual Expenditure Report California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Act of 2016 Fund
  • Weekly COVID-19 Update: Friday, March 05, 2021 (added 09-Mar-2021)
    Please check back regularly to www.cde.ca.gov as we are constantly updating it with valuable and timely information. To subscribe to this weekly update, please email join-covid19-update@mlist.cde.ca.gov.