Student Health and Medication Supports
Supporting Students with Chronic Health Conditions
Healthy is one of five tenets of Ohio’s Whole Child Framework, and when students are healthy, they can fully engage in learning. Schools, families and communities work together to prevent and manage chronic health conditions, such as food allergies, asthma or diabetes. Schools and districts can support students with food allergies, asthma or diabetes by implementing policies that address medication procurement and administration, and training school staff and students on ways to prevent and respond to students in case of a health emergency.
Ohio’s 133rd General Assembly enacted, the “Allison Rose Act," to increase supports for students with food allergies and diabetes. Ohio law encourages districts to train school personnel and age-appropriate students on supporting students with food allergies. Ohio laws for public schools, nonpublic schools, and community schools outline requirements regarding the procurement, distribution and training for the distribution of glucagon for students with diabetes. This webpage outlines new or amended requirements in Ohio law that support students with chronic health conditions, such as food allergies, asthma or diabetes.
Last Modified: 9/20/2023 12:54:17 PM