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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2012

LCO No. 4553

   
 

*HB0534804553HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th Dist.

REP. GIULIANO, 23rd Dist.

REP. RITTER E. , 38th Dist.

REP. REYNOLDS, 42nd Dist.

REP. ACKERT, 8th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5348

File No. 442

Cal. No. 339

In line 3, strike "or restrict"

In line 4, strike "the time and location of"

In line 5, insert an opening bracket before "or"

In line 6, insert a closing bracket after "nurse"

In line 7, after "self-testing. " insert "No local or regional board of education may restrict the time and location of blood glucose self-testing by a child with diabetes on school grounds who has written authorization from a parent or guardian and a written order from a physician stating that such child is capable of conducting self-testing on school grounds."

In line 42, insert brackets around "subsection" and after the closing bracket insert "subsections"

In line 42, after "(d)" insert "and (e)"

In line 47, insert brackets around "subsection" and after the closing bracket insert "subsections"

In line 47, after "(d)" insert "and (e)"

Strike lines 135 to 149, inclusive, and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(e) (1) With the written authorization of a student's parent or guardian, and (2) pursuant to a written order of the student's physician licensed under chapter 370, a school nurse or a school principal shall select, and a school nurse shall provide general supervision to, a qualified school employee to administer medication with injectable equipment used to administer glucagon to a student with diabetes that may require prompt treatment in order to protect the student against serious harm or death. Such authorization shall be limited to situations when the school nurse is absent or unavailable. No qualified school employee shall administer medication under this subsection unless (A) such qualified school employee annually completes any training required by the school nurse and school medical advisor in the administration of medication with injectable equipment used to administer glucagon, (B) the school nurse and school medical advisor have attested, in writing, that such qualified school employee has completed such training, and (C) such qualified school employee voluntarily agrees to serve as a qualified school employee. For purposes of this subsection, "injectable equipment used to administer glucagon" means an injector or injectable equipment used to deliver glucagon in an appropriate dose for emergency first aid response to diabetes. For purposes of this subsection, "qualified school employee" means a principal, teacher, licensed athletic trainer, licensed physical or occupational therapist employed by a school district, coach or school paraprofessional."

Strike section 4 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 4. Subsection (d) of section 10-16b of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):

(d) The State Board of Education shall make available curriculum materials and such other materials as may assist local and regional boards of education in developing instructional programs pursuant to this section. The State Board of Education, within available appropriations and utilizing available resource materials, shall assist and encourage local and regional boards of education to include: (1) Holocaust and genocide education and awareness; (2) the historical events surrounding the Great Famine in Ireland; (3) African-American history; (4) Puerto Rican history; (5) Native American history; (6) personal financial management; (7) training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators; and [(7)] (8) topics approved by the state board upon the request of local or regional boards of education as part of the program of instruction offered pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. "