THE REVISED SCHOOL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1976
380.1178 Administration of medication, epinephrine auto-injector, or opioid antagonist to pupil or individual; liability; school employee as licensed registered professional nurse.
(1) Subject to subsection (2), a school administrator, teacher, or other school employee designated by the school administrator, who in good faith administers medication to a pupil in the presence of another adult or in an emergency that threatens the life or health of the pupil, pursuant to written permission of the pupil's parent or guardian, and in compliance with the instructions of a physician, physician's assistant, or certified nurse practitioner, or a school employee who in good faith administers an epinephrine auto-injector to an individual consistent with the policies under section 1179a or in good faith administers an opioid antagonist to an individual consistent with the policies under section 1179b, is not liable in a criminal action or for civil damages as a result of an act or omission in the administration of the medication, epinephrine auto-injector, or opioid antagonist, except for an act or omission amounting to gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct.
(2) If a school employee is a licensed registered professional nurse, subsection (1) applies to that school employee regardless of whether the medication, epinephrine auto-injector, or opioid antagonist is administered in the presence of another adult.
(3) A school district, nonpublic school, member of a school board, or director or officer of a nonpublic school is not liable for damages in a civil action for injury, death, or loss to person or property allegedly arising from a person acting under this section.
History: 1976, Act 451, Imd. Eff. Jan. 13, 1977
Am. 1978, Act 431, Imd. Eff. Oct. 5, 1978
Am. 1995, Act 289, Eff. July 1, 1996
Am. 2000, Act 9, Imd. Eff. Mar. 7, 2000
Am. 2006, Act 48, Imd. Eff. Mar. 9, 2006
Am. 2013, Act 187, Eff. Mar. 14, 2014
Am. 2016, Act 385, Eff. Mar. 29, 2017
Popular Name: Act 451
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