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Amendment

 

February Session, 2012

LCO No. 4328

   
 

*HB0534804328HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. REYNOLDS, 42nd Dist.

REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th Dist.

REP. RITTER E. , 38th Dist.

SEN. STILLMAN, 20th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5348

File No. 442

Cal. No. 339

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

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

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

In line 42, 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 and a school medical advisor shall select and 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. Such qualified school employee shall agree to assume the responsibilities under such authorization. Each such qualified school employee shall annually complete any training required by the school nurse and school medical advisor in the administration of medication with injectable equipment used to administer glucagon. No qualified school employee shall administer medication under this subsection unless the school nurse and school medical advisor has attested in writing that such qualified school employee has completed such training. 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."