INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO.
POLICY CODE: JLCD
From: J. Duke
Date: November 14, 2001
Re: Proposed Rules for Medication
Administration in the School Setting.
forward to High School Principals and School Nurses.
The Commissioner of the Maine
Department of Education proposes major substantive rule changes for the
Administration of Medication in a School Setting as directed by 20-A MRSA § 254 (5). A copy of the proposed rules is available on the Department’s web
page at www.maine.gov/education/rulechanges.htm.
The purpose of the rule for Administration
of Medication in a School Setting is to require that all unlicensed school
personnel who administer medications in a school setting receive training by
the Department of Education, or by a certified school nurse, using curriculum
approved by the Department. The rule
also provides guidance in the establishment of school policy for the
administration of medications. This
rule applies to public and approved private schools.
A public hearing will be held on the proposed
rule as follows:
Friday, December 7, 2001, 10:00 to 11:30
AM in Room 107, Burton Cross State Office Building, Augusta.
Written comments will be accepted
until Tuesday, December 18, 2001.
Written comments on these rule changes can be
submitted as follows:
Deliver to the receptionist on the 5th
floor of the Burton Cross State Office Building, attention DeEtte Hall.
Mail to DeEtte Hall, School Nurse
Consultant, Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME
Fax to DeEtte Hall at (207) 624-6691
E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
participation in this rule making process is encouraged.