There are about 20 million people in the United States with asthma. Some children are not able to play sports or take physical education (PE). Their asthma is not well controlled. Children with poorly controlled asthma miss 14 or more school days each year.
In 2003 the State of Texas passed a law stating that students could carry their reliever asthma inhalers with them to school if the parents and HCP (health care provider) agree and if both gave written permission.