A student with diabetes in public school may attend the school the student would otherwise attend if the student did not have diabetes, and the diabetes care specified in Section 16-30A-5 shall be provided at the school. A school system may not restrict a student who has diabetes from attending any school on the basis that the student has diabetes, that the school does not have a full-time school nurse, or that the school does not have trained unlicensed medication assistants. A student with diabetes may participate in extracurricular and co-curricular activities to the same extent as a student without diabetes. In addition, a school shall not require or pressure parents or guardians to provide care for a student with diabetes at school or at school-sponsored activities in which the student is a direct participant as set forth in Section 16-30A-5. However, if the parent or guardian of a student with diabetes does not supply the medication, the order from a physician, certified registered nurse practitioner operating under a valid collaborative agreement, or physician assistant operating under a valid supervisory agreement, supplies, or a signed parental and prescriber authorization, the parent or guardian shall be responsible for providing diabetic medical care to the student at school or at school-sponsored activities in which the student is a direct participant.
Last modified: May 3, 2021