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AZ governor signs bill on school handling of students' diabetes

Discussion in 'School and Daycare' started by Ellen, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Ellen

    Ellen Senior Member

    Oct 22, 2005

    AZ governor signs bill on school handling of students' diabetes
    Associated Press - April 14, 2008 5:04 PM ET

    PHOENIX (AP) - Gov. Janet Napolitano has signed a bill that allows Arizona public schools to permit diabetic students to give themselves insulin.
    Diabetes is a disease characterized by irregular blood sugar levels.
    The bill signed by Napolitano on Monday is championed by parents of children with diabetes.

    It would allow school districts and charter schools to adopt policies and procedures for students to manage their diabetes on school grounds. That could include self-monitoring and self-administration of insulin.

    The bill also includes legal protections for school districts and charter schools that adopt policies and procedures on diabetes.

    The bill will take effect 90 days after the end of the current legislative session.

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  2. Sandy's mom

    Sandy's mom Approved members

    Jan 12, 2008
    Very interesting. Are there other states that have passed this or a similar bill?

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