Diabetes; certain students permitted to self-check blood glucose levels on school property, etc. (SB532)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


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 and changes from one to two the minimum number of employees in a school that must be trained with regard to a student with diabetes who attends the school. The bill further allows a student to perform certain tasks in the management of his diabetes. The bill requires schools at which a student diagnosed with diabetes is in attendance, to possess an emergency supply of glucagon in addition to any glucagon provided to the school by the parent of such a student. 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. Finally, the bill 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 Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101450D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2014Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/23/2014Impact statement from DHCD (SB0532)
02/06/2014Committee substitute printed 14104630D-S1
02/06/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104630D-S1
02/10/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB532S1
02/10/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Education
02/25/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB532S1)
02/26/2014Reported from Education (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/26/2014Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/27/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
03/03/2014Reported from Appropriations with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2014Committee substitute printed 14105451D-H1
03/05/2014Read second time
03/06/2014Read third time
03/06/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105451D-H1
03/06/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB532H1
03/06/2014Passed House with substitute (88-Y 12-N)
03/06/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N)
03/06/2014House insisted on substitute
03/06/2014House requested conference committee
03/06/2014Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2014Senators: Stuart, Barker, Deeds
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2014Delegates: Cole, Bell, R.P., Keam
03/07/2014C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2014Conference substitute printed 14105540D-S2
03/07/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/2014Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 7-N)
03/07/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/17/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB532ER)
03/17/2014Signed by President
03/18/2014Signed by Speaker
04/01/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 488 (effective 7/1/14)
04/01/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0488)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 9 minutes.