New Mexico - Chronic Conditions—diabetes plan: Policy requirement

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

State law addresses diabetes plan.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.12.8.8 REQUIREMENTS:

A. General rights: Schools (whether public or nonpublic) are required to grant to any student in grades kindergarten through 12 authorization to carry and use equipment and supplies, for storage and disposal of sharps, for self-assessment and for self-administration of diabetes treatment medications prescribed by a health care practitioner if all of the following conditions are met.

  • (1) A health care practitioner has prescribed the medication, directed the instruction of the student in the correct and responsible use of the medication, and approved the student's ability to perform self-assessment and medication self-administration, pursuant to Subsection B of 6.12.8.8 NMAC.
  • (2) The student has demonstrated to the school nurse or other designated registered nurse or clinician the skill level and developmental level necessary to correctly store and use any equipment and supplies required to perform self-assessment and self-administration of such medication as prescribed by the health care practitioner (or the practitioner's designee).
  • (3) The school nurse or other designated registered nurse or clinician, with input from the parent or guardian and based on the student's health care practitioner's medical orders, has formulated a written individualized healthcare plan for management of diabetes care for the student that includes but is not limited to the correct storage and disposal of sharps by the student, the performance of self-assessment procedures and the self-administration of medication.
  • (4) The school has informed the parent or guardian of the student in writing that the school, including its employees and agents, is to incur no liability as a result of any injury arising from the performance of self-assessment procedures and the self-administration of medication nor from any injury arising from the student carrying and disposing of equipment and supplies to perform these procedures.
  • (5) The student's parent or guardian has completed and submitted to the school:
    • (a) all written documentation required by school policy; and
    • (b) the required treatment plan/medical orders; and
    • (c) a signed statement from the parent or guardian of the student acknowledging that the school, including its employees and agents, is to incur no liability as a result of any injury arising from the performance of self-assessment procedures and the self-administration of medication nor from any injury arising from the student carrying and disposing of equipment and supplies to perform these procedures, and the parent or guardian will indemnify and hold harmless the school, including its employees and agents, against any claim arising out of the performance of these procedures or storing and disposing of equipment and supplies to perform them.
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