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Treatment of students diagnosed with diabetes by school personnel
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 1, ARTICLE 19
§ 902-a. Treatment of students diagnosed with diabetes by school
personnel. 1. Licensed nurses, nurse practitioners, physician
assistants, or physicians employed by school districts or boards of
cooperative educational services are authorized to calculate prescribed
insulin dosages, administer prescribed insulin, program the prescribed
insulin pump, refill the reservoir in the insulin pump, change the
infusion site, inject prescribed glucagon, teach an unlicensed person to
administer glucagon to an individual, and perform other authorized
services pursuant to the scope of practice of the licensed individual
under title VIII of this chapter, to pupils who have received written
permission by a physician or other licensed health care provider, and
written parental consent to carry and use insulin and glucagon pursuant
to section nine hundred sixteen-b of this article, during the school day
on school property and at any school function as such terms are defined,
respectively, by subdivisions one and two of section eleven of this
chapter. Nothing in this section shall authorize unlicensed persons to
perform these services except as otherwise permitted by section nine
hundred twenty-one of this article.

2. A school district, board of cooperative educational services and/or
their agents or employees shall incur no legal or financial liability as
a result of any harm or injury sustained by a pupil or other person
caused by reasonable and good faith compliance with this section.