Legal Rights

Legal Protections

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.

Federal Laws

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

State Laws

State laws, regulations and policies determine who in the school setting is allowed to perform or assist with diabetes care tasks.

Americans with Disabilities Act

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

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