Illinois - Chronic Conditions—diabetes plan: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses diabetes plan.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 145/15 105 Diabetes care plan.

(a) A diabetes care plan shall serve as the basis of a student's Section 504 plan (29 U.S.C. Section 794) and shall be signed by a student's parent or guardian and submitted to the school for any student with diabetes who seeks assistance with diabetes care in the school setting, unless the student has been managing his or her diabetes care in the school setting before the effective date of this Act, in which case the student's parent or guardian may sign and submit a diabetes care plan under this Act. It is the responsibility of the student's parent or guardian to share the health care provider's instructions concerning the student's diabetes management during the school day. The diabetes care plan shall include the treating health care provider's instructions concerning the student's diabetes management during the school day, including a copy of the signed prescription and the methods of insulin administration.

(b) The services and accommodations specified in a diabetes care plan shall be reasonable, reflect the current standard ofdiabetes care, include appropriate safeguards to ensure that syringes and lancets are disposed of properly, and include requirements for diet, glucose testing, insulin administration, and treatment for hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, andemergency situations.

(c) A diabetes care plan shall include a uniform record of glucometer readings and insulin administered by the schoolnurse or delegated care aide during the school day using a standardized format provided by the State Board of Education.

(d) A diabetes care plan shall include procedures regarding when a delegated care aide shall consult with the parent or guardian, school nurse, where available, or health care provider to confirm that an insulin dosage is appropriate.

(e) A diabetes care plan shall be submitted to the school at the beginning of the school year; upon enrollment, as soonas practical following a student's diagnosis; or when a student's care needs change during the school year. Parents shall be responsible for informing the school in a timely manner of any changes to the diabetes care plan and their emergency contact numbers.

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