Texas - Chronic Conditions—diabetes plan: Policy requirement

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

State law addresses diabetes plan.

Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 168.002. DIABETES MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT PLAN.

(a) A diabetes management and treatment plan must be developed and implemented for each student with diabetes who will seek care for the student’s diabetes while at school or while participating in a school activity. The plan shall be developed by:

  • (1) the student’s parent or guardian; and
  • (2) the physician responsible for the student’s diabetes treatment.
    (b) A diabetes management and treatment plan must:
    (1) identify the health care services the student may receive at school;
    (2) evaluate the student’s ability to manage and level of understanding of the student’s diabetes; and
    (3) be signed by the student’s parent or guardian and the physician responsible for the student’s diabetes treatment.

Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 168.003. INDIVIDUALIZED HEALTH PLAN.

(b) An individualized health plan must be developed for each student with diabetes who will seek care for diabetes while at school or while participating in a school activity. The school principal and the school nurse, if a school nurse is assigned to the school, shall develop a student's individualized health plan in collaboration with the student's parent or guardian and, to the extent practicable, the physician responsible for the student's diabetes treatment and one or more of the student's teachers.
(c) A student's individualized health plan must incorporate components of the student's diabetes management and treatment plan, including the information required under Section 168.002(b). A school shall develop a student's individualized health plan on receiving the student's diabetes management and treatment plan.

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