Safe at School Victories

Each year, families in more and more states can be confident that their children will be safe when they go to school. This is because our volunteers across the country are getting laws passed and regulations changed in their home states. These victories are simply not possible without the commitment of our advocates—students with diabetes, their parents, teachers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, community leaders, policy makers and many others. Learn about some of our victories below.

We are still working for the day when every child with diabetes in every school in every district in every state is safe at school and can take advantage of all school has to offer. Help us by becoming a Diabetes Advocate!

To find out about the school diabetes laws where you live, visit our state pages.

American Diabetes Association Applauds the Signing of Hawaii’s Safe at School Bill

The American Diabetes Association is thrilled to announce the passage of Hawaii House Bill 10, the latest victory in the Association's ongoing fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school. Read our press release here.

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American Diabetes Association Applauds the Signing of Arkansas House Bill 1395

The American Diabetes Association (Association) is thrilled to announce the passage of Arkansas House Bill 1395, the latest victory in the Association’s ongoing fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school. This bill, signed in to law last Thursday by Governor Asa Hutchinson, will allow school staff to volunteer to be trained to provide basic diabetes care, including administering insulin and strengthen the tenet that allows children, if they are capable to do so, to self- manage their diabetes while at school.  Read our press release here.

American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Ohio House Bill 264

The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce the passage of Ohio House Bill 264, a key piece of legislation in the fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school. This bill, which was signed in to law today by Governor John Kasich, allows school staff to volunteer to be trained to assist children with diabetes with insulin administration and, in an emergency situation, to administer glucagon. In addition, the bill allows children, if they are capable to do so, to self-manage their diabetes while at school. Read our press release here.

American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Alabama Senate Bill 57

The American Diabetes Association (Association) is thrilled to announce the passage of Alabama Senate Bill 57, the latest victory in the Association's ongoing fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school. This bill, signed in to law yesterday by Governor Robert Bentley, authorizes school personnel to be trained to administer insulin and glucagon to students with diabetes when a school nurse is not present. Read our press release.

American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Tennessee Senate Bill 1445

The American Diabetes Association (Association) is thrilled to announce the passage of Tennessee Senate Bill 1445, the latest victory in the Association's ongoing fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school. This bill was signed in to law by Governor Bill Haslam and allows school employees who volunteer to be trained to assist children with insulin administration. Read our press release.

American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Kentucky House Bill 98

The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce the passage of Kentucky House Bill 98, a key piece of legislation in the fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school. This bill, which was signed in to law today by Governor Beshear, allows school staff to volunteer to be trained to assist children with diabetes with insulin administration and, in an emergency situation, to administer glucagon. In addition, the bill allows children, if they are capable to do so, to self-manage their diabetes while at school. Read our press release.

California Supreme Court Ruling a Major Victory for Students with Diabetes

For nearly eight years, the American Diabetes Association fought in the courts to ensure that children with diabetes in California's public schools have access to the insulin they need to be safe at school. On August 12, 2013, after two lawsuits, one landmark settlement, and disappointing lower court decisions, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling that vindicates the rights of these students. The Court held that California law permits school personnel to be trained to help students by administering insulin to those students who cannot self-administer in the absence of a school nurse. Read entire story.

 

  • Last Reviewed: August 12, 2013
  • Last Edited: July 22, 2015

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