Hello New Jersey Advocates: I'm sending this to pass along the good news that Governor Corzine signed the school diabetes care bill this afternoon. This bill will ensure that students can independently manage their diabetes with the permission of their parent and clinician, and that staff can be trained to administer glucagon for severe hypoglycemia in the event that a school nurse is not present to do so. The law becomes effective on January 29, 2010 (120 days from today's enactment). If you are interested in the text of the bill, it can be found at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A0500/267_R1.PDF . Thank you for your assistance in getting this law passed!