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.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 4553), House "B" (LCO 4608)

House Calendar No. : 339

Senate Calendar No. : 470

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Local and Regional School Districts

STATE MANDATE - Cost

Less than $5,000 per district

Less than $5,000 per district

Local and Regional School Districts

Potential Savings

Potential

Potential

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 SDE to make materials related to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators available to districts that chose to implement the training. This is not anticipated to result in an additional cost.

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.

Sections 501 and 502 add students with glycogen storage disease, to the state food allergies guidelines and the local food allergy plans, which is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

Additionally, the bill grants immunity to local and regional boards of education as well as school employees for any injury or damage resulting from the provision of food or dietary supplements by a parent or guardian. This could result in a potential significant savings to a local or regional board of education who could have otherwise been sued.

House “A” strikes Section 4 of the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact of less than $5,000 per district. Instead, the amendment requires the State Department of Education to make materials related to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators available to districts that chose to implement the training. This is not anticipated to result in an additional cost.

House “B” adds students with glycogen storage disease, to the state food allergies guidelines and the local food allergy plans, is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

Additionally, House “B” grants immunity to local and regional boards of education as well as school employees for any injury or damage resulting from the provision of food or dietary supplements by a parent or guardian. This could result in a potential significant savings to a local or regional board of education who could have otherwise been sued.

The Out Years

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