§ 7-450. Seizures
West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: July 1, 2022
Effective: July 1, 2022
MD Code, Education, § 7-450
§ 7-450. Seizures
(a) In this section, “seizure action plan” means a written individualized health plan designed to acknowledge and prepare for the health care needs of a student diagnosed with a seizure disorder.
(b)(1) Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, a county board shall require at least two school personnel at each public school, subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, to complete a paid professional development training, administered online or in-person, in:
(iii) If written authorization is given by a parent or guardian under subsection (g) of this section, administering or assisting with the self-administration of a seizure rescue medication, medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder symptoms approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and manual vagus nerve stimulation.
(c)(1) Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, a public school shall require an individual trained under subsection (b) of this section to present, every 2 years, to all school personnel who have direct contact and supervision of students an abridged version of the best practices for seizure response, based on the school health services guidelines developed under subsection (d) of this section, including:
(d) The Department and the Maryland Department of Health, in consultation with the Epilepsy Foundation of America and other interested stakeholders, shall develop school health services guidelines and a training program for the school personnel under subsection (b) of this section on the management of a student diagnosed with a seizure disorder.
(e)(1) Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, a nonpublic school may require at least two school personnel to be trained in:
(f)(1) The parent or guardian of a student diagnosed with a seizure disorder shall collaborate with school personnel to create a seizure action plan.
(g)(1) The parent or guardian of a student diagnosed with a seizure disorder shall provide the school with:
(h) Nothing in this section may be construed to authorize any public school personnel to administer or assist in self-administration of medication for a seizure, unless the personnel:
(i) Except for any willful or grossly negligent act, an employee or other school personnel who responds in good faith to a student experiencing a seizure or seizure disorder symptoms in accordance with this section is immune from civil liability for any act or omission in the course of responding to the situation.
Added by Acts 2022, c. 78, § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.
MD Code, Education, § 7-450, MD EDUC § 7-450
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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