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Public Act 097-0559





Public Act 097-0559
HB1571 EnrolledLRB097 08692 NHT 48821 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Care of Students with Diabetes Act is
amended by changing Section 25 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 145/25)
    Sec. 25. Training for school employees and delegated care
    (a) In schools that have a student with diabetes, all
school employees shall receive training in the basics of
diabetes care, how to identify when a student with diabetes
needs immediate or emergency medical attention, and whom to
contact in the case of an emergency during a regular inservice
in-service training under as provided for by Section 3-11
10-22.39 of the School Code.
    (b) Delegated care aides shall be trained to perform the
tasks necessary to assist a student with diabetes in accordance
with his or her diabetes care plan, including training to do
the following:
        (1) check blood glucose and record results;
        (2) recognize and respond to the symptoms of
    hypoglycemia according to the diabetes care plan;
        (3) recognize and respond to the symptoms of
    hyperglycemia according to the diabetes care plan;
        (4) estimate the number of carbohydrates in a snack or
        (5) administer insulin according to the student's
    diabetes care plan and keep a record of the amount
    administered; and
        (6) respond in an emergency, including how to
    administer glucagon and call 911.
    (c) The school district shall coordinate staff training.
    (d) Initial training of a delegated care aide shall be
provided by a licensed healthcare provider with expertise in
diabetes or a certified diabetic educator and individualized by
a student's parent or guardian. Training must be consistent
with the guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services in the guide for school personnel entitled
"Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed". The training shall
be updated when the diabetes care plan is changed and at least
    (e) School nurses, where available, or health care
providers may provide technical assistance or consultation or
both to delegated care aides.
    (f) An information sheet shall be provided to any school
employee who transports a student for school-sponsored
activities. It shall identify the student with diabetes,
identify potential emergencies that may occur as a result of
the student's diabetes and the appropriate responses to such
emergencies, and provide emergency contact information.
(Source: P.A. 96-1485, eff. 12-1-10.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/25/2011