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49414.5.  (a) In the absence of a credentialed school nurse or other
licensed nurse onsite at the school, each school district may
provide school personnel with voluntary emergency medical training to
provide emergency medical assistance to pupils with diabetes
suffering from severe hypoglycemia, and volunteer personnel shall
provide this emergency care, in accordance with standards established
pursuant to subdivision (b) and the performance instructions set
forth by the licensed health care provider of the pupil. A school
employee who does not volunteer or who has not been trained pursuant
to subdivision (b) may not be required to provide emergency medical
assistance pursuant to this subdivision.
   (b) (1) The Legislature encourages the American Diabetes
Association to develop performance standards for the training and
supervision of school personnel in providing emergency medical
assistance to pupils with diabetes suffering from severe
hypoglycemia. The performance standards shall be developed in
cooperation with the department, the California School Nurses
Organization, the California Medical Association, and the American
Academy of Pediatrics. Upon the development of the performance
standards pursuant to this paragraph, the State Department of Health
Services' Diabetes Prevention and Control Program shall approve the
performance standards for distribution and make those standards
available upon request.
   (2) Training established pursuant to this subdivision shall
include all of the following:
   (A) Recognition and treatment of hypoglycemia.
   (B) Administration of glucagon.
   (C) Basic emergency followup procedures, including, but not
limited to, calling the emergency 911 telephone number and
contacting, if possible, the pupil's parent or guardian and licensed
health care provider.
   (3) Training by a physician, credentialed school nurse, registered
nurse, or certificated public health nurse according to the
standards established pursuant to this section shall be deemed
adequate training for the purposes of this section.
   (4) (A) A school employee shall notify the credentialed school
nurse assigned to the school district if he or she administers
glucagon pursuant to this section.
   (B) If a credentialed school nurse is not assigned to the school
district, the school employee shall notify the superintendent of the
school district, or his or her designee, if he or she administers
glucagon pursuant to this section.
   (5) All materials necessary to administer the glucagon shall be
provided by the parent or guardian of the pupil.
   (c) In the case of a pupil who is able to self-test and monitor
his or her blood glucose level, upon written request of the parent or
guardian, and with authorization of the licensed health care
provider of the pupil, a pupil with diabetes shall be permitted to
test his or her blood glucose level and to otherwise provide diabetes
self-care in the classroom, in any area of the school or school
grounds, during any school-related activity, and, upon specific
request by a parent or guardian, in a private location.
   (d) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the
following meanings:
   (1) "School personnel" means any one or more employees of a school
district who volunteers to be trained to administer emergency
medical assistance to a pupil with diabetes.
   (2) "Emergency medical assistance" means the administration of
glucagon to a pupil who is suffering from severe hypoglycemia.

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