I was hoping to get your thoughts on a new IL law that is about to be voted on. This law says that school administrators trained in Diabetes will be able to administer Insulin. This law will basically eliminate school nurses. Below are some of the main points of this law: Sorry about the alignment below, I had trouble copying and pasting the doc. "Delegated care aide" means a school employee who has agreed to receive training in diabetes care and to assist students in implementing their diabetes care plan and has entered into an agreement with a parent or guardian and the school district or private school." (a) Delegated care aides shall perform the activities and tasks necessary to assist a student with diabetes in accordance with his or her diabetes care plan and in compliance with any guidelines provided during training under Section 25 of this Act. (b) Whenever a delegated care aide has a question about a student's care, or when an unexpected snack or meal requires a dose of insulin not anticipated by a student's diabetes care plan, the delegated care aide shall consult with the parent or guardian, school nurse, where available, or health care provider to confirm that the insulin dosage is appropriate given the number of carbohydrates to be taken and the student's blood glucose level as determined by a glucometer reading. (c) The principal shall facilitate compliance with the provisions of a diabetes care plan during all school-sponsored activities. (d) Delegated care aides are authorized to provide assistance by a student's parents or guardian and the school district or private school. (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 lunch; (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. (c) The school district shall coordinate staff training. (d) Initial training shall be provided by a licensed healthcare provider with expertise in diabetes or acertified diabetic educator and individualized by astudent'sparentor guardian. The trainingshallbeupdatedwhenthediabetescare plan is changed and at least annually. (e) School nurses, where available, or health care providers may provide technical ssistanceorconsultationor 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 the student's diabetes and the appropriate responsestoch emergencies, and provide emergency contact information.