Representative Malcolm Kenyatta of Pennsylvania’s state legislature says he intends to introduce a measure that allows school nurses to give medical cannabis to students. According to the state’s health department, the administration of medical cannabis to students with severe medical conditions under a Patient Authorization Letter is supported by both the departments of health and education, as long as a safe environment is maintained for all students while on school premises.
The current guidelines state that:
- Parents, caregivers or legal guardians may deliver medical marijuana to their children or students on school grounds if they provide a copy of the patient authorization letter to the principal of the school and notify the principal of the school in advance of each time the caregiver or parent will administer medical cannabis to the student.
- The school administrator must also notify the school nurse as well in each case where the parent or caregiver will be administering the drug to the student.
- The parent or caregiver must adhere to all school policies that apply to people visiting the school during learning hours.
- A parent or caregiver must bring the medical cannabis to the school and give it to their child without causing a distraction. They must also remove any leftover medical cannabis and associated materials from the school’s property once they finish administering the drug.
- The learning institution should provide a safe, private space for the parent to administer the drug to the student.
- Medical marijuana of any kind must not be in the possession of students themselves at any time while on school grounds or while participating in any school-related activities.
The suggested guidelines will be in place until the state’s education department issues rules governing the use and possession of medical marijuana in the state’s educational institutions.
A school nurse might deliver medical marijuana to a child under Kenyatta’s proposed legislation if they are qualified to do so as a secondary caregiver. Additionally, the bill would exclude school nurses from the $50 caregiver charge. Kenyatta expressed his hope that his legislation would make it simpler for kids to access life-improving medication while they were in school.
Pennsylvania established the medical cannabis program in April 2016 to offer access to patients with significant medical conditions through a secure and efficient means of delivery that combines patients’ demand for access to the most recent medicines with patient care and safety.
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