Appeals Court: Only Nurses Can Give Insulin to Students

A three-judge panel of the Sacramento-based 3rd District Court of Appeal on Wednesday ruled that school employees who are not nurses cannot administer insulin to students, negating a 2007 California education regulation permitting non-nurse school personnel to do so. The American Nurses Association and California Nurses Association had challenged the regulation, while the American Diabetes Association and other groups supported it.

Hatti Hamlin
School districts, already on the brink of bankruptcy, will take another financial hit as a result of this. District Nurses are already stretched to the max and there's no money to hire more. You can't force districts to hire more nurses (these are the same districts that cannot afford enough teaching staff as it is!) The inevitable outcome will be bad for kids.

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