State Laws, Regulations and Policies for School Diabetes Care

Indiana

Legislation
Indiana Statutes, Title 20, Article 34, Chapter 5, 20-34-5-1 through 20-34-5-18 (2007) (ADA sponsored) (PDF)

  • A diabetes management and treatment plan must be developed by the licensed health care practitioner responsible for the student's diabetes treatment and the student's parent or legal guardian.
  • An Individualized Health Plan shall be developed for each student with diabetes.
    • The school's nurse shall develop the plan in collaboration with: the school principal; the student's parent or legal guardian; one or more of the student's teachers; and, to the extent practicable, the licensed health care practitioner responsible for the student's diabetes treatment.
  • School nurses shall receive annual diabetes care training and may administer blood glucose tests, check for ketones, administer insulin, administer glucagon, and treat hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
  • Each school shall recruit volunteer non-medical school staff to receive training in diabetes care and be able to administer blood glucose tests, check for ketones, administer insulin, administer glucagon, and recognize and treat hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
  • A school may not restrict which school a student attends based on a lack of volunteer health aides at a particular school.
  • Students who are capable of self-care may self-administer blood glucose tests and insulin, and may treat hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, anywhere, anytime at school.
  • The individual responsible for transporting the student to and from school shall receive an information sheet identifying the student with diabetes, explaining potential diabetes emergencies and how to respond, and providing emergency contact phone numbers.

Guidelines and Policy Resources

  • Last Reviewed: October 17, 2013
  • Last Edited: December 17, 2014

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