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§ 14-1414.4. Diabetes care in schools

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: December 30, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XIV. School Health Services (Refs & Annos)
Effective: December 30, 2019
24 P.S. § 14-1414.4
§ 14-1414.4. Diabetes care in schools
(a) A parent or guardian of a student with diabetes who desires that the student receive diabetes-related care and treatment in a school setting shall provide the school entity with written authorization for the care and instructions from the student's health care practitioner, consistent with the school entity's policies regarding the provision of school health services. The required authorizations may be submitted as part of a diabetes medical management plan.
(b) All diabetes-related care provided to students shall be consistent with the school health program established by the governing body of the school entity and any accommodations outlined in a student's service agreement.
(c) A student's service agreement may require a school entity to provide the driver of a school bus or school vehicle, who provides transportation to a student with diabetes, with an information sheet that:
(1) Identifies the student with diabetes.
(2) Identifies potential emergencies that may occur as a result of the student's diabetes and the appropriate responses to such emergencies.
(3) Provides the telephone number of a contact person in case of an emergency involving the student with diabetes.
(d) For purposes of this section:
“School bus” means a school bus as defined in 75 Pa.C.S. § 102 (relating to definitions).
“School entity” means a school district, intermediate unit, area career and technical school, charter school or cyber charter school.
“School vehicle” means a school vehicle as defined in 75 Pa.C.S. § 102.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XIV, § 1414.4, added 2016, July 13, P.L. 716, No. 86, § 6.2, imd. effective. Amended 2019, Oct. 30, P.L. 460, No. 76, § 24, effective in 60 days [Dec. 30, 2019].
24 P.S. § 14-1414.4, PA ST 24 P.S. § 14-1414.4
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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