Legal Protections

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Families, health care providers and school nurses, administrators, teachers and other school staff are all committed to ensuring that students with diabetes can learn in a safe environment with the same educational opportunities as students without diabetes.

The development of a written accommodations and care plan developed under federal disability law—such as a Section 504 Plan or Individualized Education Program (IEP)—is the best way to ensure that your child's diabetes needs are met.

Rights and Responsibilities

Federal and some state laws protect students with diabetes and their families against discrimination at school.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities.

Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave due to health conditions.

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