Information for Parents
Diabetes Care in California Public Schools
Public school students with diabetes who cannot self-administer insulin are entitled under federal law to have it administered to them during the school day by a medical personnel. On August 12, 2013, the state of California passed a law that allows non-medical school staff to administer insulin when approved by the student's parents and treating physician. These individuals will be trained to help children with the insulin they need to survive and thrive at school. Children will no longer be placed in situations that engender their health, safety, and access to educational opportunities. They will be able to receive insulin any time they need it, even if a nurse isn't there.