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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.

Administration of Emergency Anti-Seizure Medication
Training standards to recognize and respond to seizures and for the administration of emergency anti-seizure medication in accordance with the Seizures Safe Schools Act (Education Code Sections 49468-49468.5).

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 2023)
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. The Guidelines for Physical Health Care Services in Educational Settings - Asthma module External link opens in new window or tab. from the California School Nurses Organization External link opens in new window or tab. has forms and other resources that may be used for training. The California Department of Education does not endorse or approve the sample forms but provides this as information only.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, October 20, 2023