OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5348

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINE TO STUDENTS WITH DIABETES, THE DUTIES OF SCHOOL MEDICAL ADVISORS, THE INCLUSION OF CPR AND AED TRAINING IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE DURING THE SCHOOL DAY.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Local and Regional School Districts

STATE MANDATE - Cost

Less than $10,000 per district

Less than $10,000 per district

Explanation

Section 1, which allows school boards to let diabetic students test their own blood glucose levels, is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

Section 2, which allows a principal, teacher, or school paraprofessional to administer glucagon or insulin to a diabetic student in the event of an emergency, is anticipated to result in minimal cost to local and regional boards of education. In order to properly train and oversee principals, teachers and paraprofessionals who can administer the medication, additional nursing or medical advisor services will be required. It is anticipated that such services would result in a cost of less than $5,000 per district.

Section 3 revises and updates school medical advisors' duties, and is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

Section 4 requires that schools offer training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators. This is anticipated to result in a minimal cost to local and regional boards of education. The bill requires that the training be incorporated in the health and safety curriculum, which is already a requirement. However, there will be a minimal cost, of less than $5,000 per district associated with supplies.

Section 5, which requires that kindergarten through fifth grade schools offer twenty minutes physical exercise during each school day, is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.