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Statutes > New-hampshire > TITLEL > CHAPTER485-A > 485-A-25-f

A recreation camp shall permit a child to possess and use a metered dose inhaler or a dry powder inhaler to alleviate asthmatic symptoms, or before exercise to prevent the onset of asthmatic symptoms, if the following conditions are satisfied:
   I. The child has the written approval of the child's physician and the written approval of the parent or guardian. The camp shall obtain the following information from the child's physician:
      (a) The child's name.
      (b) The name and signature of the licensed prescriber and business and emergency numbers.
      (c) The name, route, and dosage of medication.
      (d) The frequency and time of medication administration or assistance.
      (e) The date of the order.
      (f) A diagnosis and any other medical conditions requiring medications, if not a violation of confidentiality or if not contrary to the request of the parent or guardian to keep confidential.
      (g) Specific recommendations for administration.
      (h) Any special side effects, contraindications, and adverse reactions to be observed.
      (i) The name of each required medication.
      (j) At least one emergency telephone number for contacting the parent or guardian.
   II. The recreational camp administrator or, if a nurse is assigned to the camp, the nurse shall receive copies of the written approvals required by paragraph I.
   III. The child's parent or guardian shall submit written verification from the physician confirming that the child has the knowledge and skills to safely possess and use an asthma inhaler in a camp setting.
   IV. If the conditions provided in this section are satisfied, the child may possess and use the inhaler at the camp or at any camp sponsored activity, event, or program.
   V. In this section, ""physician'' includes any physician or health practitioner with the authority to write prescriptions.

Source. 2003, 51:4, eff. Aug. 15, 2003.