Maryland - Chronic Conditions—diabetes plan: Policy requirement

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

State law addresses diabetes plan.

2017 Maryland Education Code 7-426.4 Guidelines for administration of health care services to students with diabetes

(a) Departments to establish guidelines. --The Department and the Maryland Department of Health jointly shall establish guidelines for public schools regarding the administration of health care services to students with diabetes.

(b) Scope. --The guidelines shall include:

  • (1) Procedures for treating and administering medication to control diabetic symptoms;
  • (2) Procedures for monitoring blood glucose and ketone levels;
  • (3) A description of parental or caregiver responsibilities in relation to the care of their child with diabetes, including:
    • (i) Notifying a school of a child's diabetes diagnosis;
    • (ii) Providing appropriate medication, delivery devices, and medical condition indication devices, including MedicAlert bracelets or necklaces;
    • (iii) Providing parental consent for the administration of medications; and
    • (iv) Providing an emergency card for medical emergencies with up-to-date contact names and telephone numbers;
  • (4) A description of school responsibilities in relation to the care of a student with diabetes, including:
    • (i) Instruction by the school nurse for school health services personnel, teachers, coaches, transportation personnel,and other appropriate school personnel, as determined by the school nurse, including instruction on:
        1. Recognizing the symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and the appropriate actions to take to control the symptoms;
        1. Administering glucagon in an emergency in accordance with health care provider orders; and
        1. Implementing a student's medical plan and a student's 504 plan;
    • (ii) Providing and distributing the required documents for notification, consent for the administration of medications, medical emergency contact information, and any other appropriate documents to the appropriate individuals or entities; and
    • (iii) Ensuring that appropriate school personnel are available to administer insulin during the school day and during other school-sponsored events and activities;
  • (5) A description of student responsibilities in relation to the student's diabetes care that are age and clinically appropriate;
  • (6) Establishing procedures for students who have been determined by the school nurse to be capable of and responsible for self-management of their diabetes in accordance with health care provider orders; and
  • (7) Any other issue that is relevant to the administration of health care services to students with diabetes.

2017 Maryland Education Code 7-426.4 Guidelines for administration of health care services to students with diabetes

(a) Departments to establish guidelines. --The Department and the Maryland Department of Health jointly shall establish guidelines for public schools regarding the administration of health care services to students with diabetes.

(b) Scope. --The guidelines shall include:

  • (1) Procedures for treating and administering medication to control diabetic symptoms;
  • (2) Procedures for monitoring blood glucose and ketone levels;
  • (3) A description of parental or caregiver responsibilities in relation to the care of their child with diabetes, including:
    • (i) Notifying a school of a child's diabetes diagnosis;
    • (ii) Providing appropriate medication, delivery devices, and medical condition indication devices, including MedicAlert bracelets or necklaces;
    • (iii) Providing parental consent for the administration of medications; and
    • (iv) Providing an emergency card for medical emergencies with up-to-date contact names and telephone numbers;
  • (4) A description of school responsibilities in relation to the care of a student with diabetes, including:
    • (i) Instruction by the school nurse for school health services personnel, teachers, coaches, transportation personnel,and other appropriate school personnel, as determined by the school nurse, including instruction on:
        1. Recognizing the symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and the appropriate actions to take to control the symptoms;
        1. Administering glucagon in an emergency in accordance with health care provider orders; and
        1. Implementing a student's medical plan and a student's 504 plan;
    • (ii) Providing and distributing the required documents for notification, consent for the administration of medications, medical emergency contact information, and any other appropriate documents to the appropriate individuals or entities; and
    • (iii) Ensuring that appropriate school personnel are available to administer insulin during the school day and during other school-sponsored events and activities;
  • (5) A description of student responsibilities in relation to the student's diabetes care that are age and clinically appropriate;
  • (6) Establishing procedures for students who have been determined by the school nurse to be capable of and responsible for self-management of their diabetes in accordance with health care provider orders; and
  • (7) Any other issue that is relevant to the administration of health care services to students with diabetes.
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