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Ryan’s Law requires every Ontario school board to introduce policies and procedures that:
When you register your child at school, you will be asked if he/she has asthma. You will then be asked to assist in the preparation of an Individual Student Asthma Management Plan to be kept on file at the school. It is your responsibility to ensure that the information in your child’s file is kept up to date, including any changes to his/her medication(s) or delivery device.
The legislation is named after Ryan Gibbons, a boy from southwestern Ontario who died in October 2012 after having an asthma attack at school. With assistance and guidance from the Ontario Lung Association, Ryan’s mother Sandra launched a campaign to make schools safe for children with asthma. She enlisted the support of her MPP Jeff Yurek who tabled the private member’s bill that would eventually become Ryan’s Law.
Call The Lung Association Lung Health Information Line at 1-888-344-LUNG (5864) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.