Students; care of those who have been diagnosed with diabetes. (HB1377)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Care of students who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Requires the parents of any public school student who has been diagnosed with diabetes to designate in a diabetes care plan a delegated care aide to provide diabetes care for the student, including the administration of insulin and glucagon, when a school nurse or physician is not present in the school or at a school-sponsored activity. The bill also requires the delegated care aide to receive training in diabetes care and every school employee to receive basic training in responses to emergency situations. The bill further allows a student of suitable age and discretion to perform certain tasks in the management of his diabetes. The bill provides that no school board shall prohibit a student who has been diagnosed with diabetes from attending a school or a school-sponsored activity on the basis of his diabetes. The bill finally prohibits a school nurse or delegated care aide from being disciplined for ordinary negligence in acts or omissions made during the care of a student who has been diagnosed with diabetes. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100853D
12/10/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/11/2013Assigned Education sub: Students and Early Education
01/17/2013Subcommittee recommends no action
02/05/2013Left in Education


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.