Legal Rights of Students with Diabetes
First Edition, October 2005 (updated October 2009)
Prepared By: James A. Rapp, Shereen Arent, Brian L. Dimmick, Katharine Gordon, Crystal Jackson
Please be aware that this notebook is not legal advice and cannot substitute for the advice of a licensed attorney in situations where legal advice is needed. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.
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- What is this Notebook and How Should it Be Used?
- What Should Advocates Know About Diabetes?
- What Are Key Terms and Concepts for Diabetes Advocates?
- What Legal Protections are Available for Students?
- How Should Needed Services and Accommodations Be Requested?
- What is the Process for Deciding Which Services and Accommodations Will Be Provided?
- How Should Needed Services and Accommodations Be Documented?
- What Diabetes Care Services and Accommodations Should Be Provided?
- Who Should Provide Diabetes Care to Students?
- May Diabetes Care Tasks Be Performed by Non-Medical or Non-Nursing Personnel?
- What Academic Modifications Should Be Provided?
- What Accommodations Should Be Provided Outside the Classroom or the School?
- How Does Diabetes Affect Student Discipline?
- How are Disagreements Resolved?
- Are State Tort Remedies Available in the School Setting?
- What Legal Protections Are Available for Postsecondary Students?