ERIC Number: ED203434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Aspects of Student Medication.
Paton, William F.
Chapter 13 in a book on school law examines Wisconsin statutes pertaining to student medication. Wisconsin does not have a law that limits the liability of school administrators, teachers, or other school employees involved in administering medications to students. The performance of certain acts by Wisconsin school personnel might well be placing them in legal jeopardy, depending on differing interpretations of selected Wisconsin laws. There are thousands of pupils in the state who are not classified as handicapped, but who do require continuing attention of a medical nature. Attention has centered on those instances where school personnel declined to become personally involved in providing such a service. However, the larger issue is that of medications and related services being performed by school staff members. The question of the limits of the school's responsibility for the performance of these related services is both a moral and a legal one. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Physical Disabilities, Public Schools, School Districts, School Health Services, School Personnel, School Responsibility, Special Education, Special Health Problems
Not available separately; see EA 013 472.
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers: Medication; Wisconsin
Note: Chapter 13 of "School Law for a New Decade" (EA 013 472). For related documents, see EA 013 472-493.