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Parents > School Medical Forms

There are two school medical forms that are very important for NYC students with asthma. New copies should be filed with the school’s medical office, every September or any time the child's medical plan changes.

  • Medication Administration Form (MAF)
  • Asthma Action Plan (AAP)


The Medication Administration Form (MAF) is required for any NYC student who needs any medication during the school day. The MAF is available in English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

An updated MAF must be filed every year. It requires the signature of a physician and of the parent/guardian.

MAF

Students who self-carry and self-administer their own inhaler must have an MAF on file with permission from a doctor and parent/guardian.

Medical staff cannot give emergency medicine to a student without an MAF; they must call 911. Such students are at risk of having serious complications during an asthma attack because they will be unable to receive a quick-relief medication.

Schedule a doctor’s appointment for your child during the summer. At the visit, bring all medications your child takes and a copy of the MAF for the upcoming school year.

Click here to download school medical forms for NYC students.

The Asthma Action Plan (AAP) is an asthma management, patient education tool. It includes a detailed description of an individual’s medical plan and a color-coded range of possible daily actions, depending on severity of asthma symptoms and peak flow meter readings.

The AAP helps families and school staff to follow a treatment plan to control a child’s asthma. The AAP form is not required, but families should be encouraged to have an up-to-date copy of the AAP at home and at school.

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