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Amendment

 

February Session, 2012

LCO No. 4608

   
 

*HB0534804608HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th Dist.

SEN. GERRATANA, 6th Dist.

SEN. STILLMAN, 20th Dist.

REP. COOK, 65th Dist.

REP. BECKER, 19th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5348

File No. 442

Cal. No. 339

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Section 10-212c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Not later than [January 1, 2006] July 1, 2012, the Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Public Health, shall develop and make available to each local and regional board of education guidelines for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies and glycogen storage disease. The guidelines shall include, but need not be limited to: (1) Education and training for school personnel on the management of students with life-threatening food allergies and glycogen storage disease, including training related to the administration of medication with a cartridge injector pursuant to subsection (d) of section 10-212a, and the provision of food or dietary supplements, (2) procedures for responding to life-threatening allergic reactions to food, (3) a process for the development of individualized health care and food allergy action plans for every student with a life-threatening food allergy, (4) a process for the development of individualized health care and glycogen storage disease action plans for every student with glycogen storage disease and such plan shall include, but not be limited to, the provision of food or dietary supplements by the school nurse, or any school employee approved by the school nurse, to a student with glycogen storage disease provided such plan shall not prohibit a parent or guardian, or a person designated by such parent or guardian, to provide food or dietary supplements to a student with glycogen storage disease on school grounds during the school day, and [(4)] (5) protocols to prevent exposure to food allergens.

(b) Not later than [July 1, 2006] August 15, 2012, each local and regional board of education shall: (1) Implement a plan based on the guidelines developed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies and glycogen storage disease enrolled in the schools under its jurisdiction; (2) make such plan available on such board's web site or the web site of each school under such board's jurisdiction, or if such web sites do not exist, make such plan publicly available through other practicable means as determined by such board; and (3) provide notice of such plan in conjunction with the annual written statement provided to parents and guardians as required by subsection (b) of section 10-231c. The superintendent of schools for each school district shall annually attest to the Department of Education that such school district is implementing such plan in accordance with the provisions of this section.

Sec. 502. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2012) No claim for damages shall be made against a town, local or regional board of education or school employee, as defined in section 10-222d of the general statutes, for any injury or damage resulting from the provision of food or dietary supplements by a parent or guardian, or a person designated by such parent or guardian on school grounds to a student with glycogen storage disease on school grounds under an individualized health care and glycogen storage disease action plan, pursuant to section 10-212c of the general statutes, as amended by this act. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

from passage

10-212c

Sec. 502

July 1, 2012

New section