Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Care of Students with Diabetes Act. Requires a diabetes management and treatment plan to be developed for each student with diabetes who seeks assistance with the routine diabetes care needed in daycare, at school, or at school-related activities and events. Provides that upon receipt of a student's diabetes management and treatment plan, the school principal and school nurse shall develop an individualized care plan with the student's parent or guardian. Provides that at each school in which a student with diabetes is enrolled, the principal shall seek school employees to serve as unlicensed diabetes care aides. Provides that for each school in which a student with diabetes seeks assistance, the school must ensure that every day and at all activities at which the student is present there is either a school nurse or an unlicensed diabetes care aide to provide care. Contains additional provisions concerning requirements for the diabetes management and treatment plan and the individualized care plan, training for unlicensed diabetes care aides, required care of students with diabetes, independent monitoring and treatment of students with diabetes, and school employee immunity. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Care of Students with Diabetes Act. Requires a diabetes medical management plan to be submitted for any student with diabetes who seeks assistance with diabetes care in the school setting (whether a public or a private school) by the student's parent or guardian. Provides that a school nurse and a volunteer aide shall provide diabetes care for a student only after a student's parent or guardian requests assistance and signs and submits a diabetes medical management plan to the school. Provides for volunteer aides and their training. Sets forth what a student with diabetes must be permitted to do. Requires a school to provide an information sheet to certain school employees concerning a student with diabetes. Provides that a school district may not restrict the assignment of a student with diabetes to a particular school on the basis that the school does not have a full-time school nurse or the required volunteer aides, nor may a school deny access to a student on the basis that a student has been diagnosed with diabetes. Provides for civil immunity, a prohibition on disciplinary proceedings, and rights under federal law. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Changes references from "volunteer aide" to "designated diabetes care aide". Makes changes concerning the definition of a diabetes medical management plan, submission of the plan, what the plan must be accompanied by, and the services and accommodations specified in the plan; the appointment and training of designated diabetes care aides; ensuring a school has at least one designated diabetes care aide or one full-time nurse; the training of other school employees; and the prohibition against disciplining school employees.