(105 ILCS 145/25)
Sec. 25. Training for school employees and delegated care aides.
(a) In schools that have a student with diabetes, all school employees shall receive training in the basics of diabetes care, how to identify when a student with diabetes needs immediate or emergency medical attention, and whom to contact in the case of an emergency during regular inservice training under Section 3-11 of the School Code.
(b) Delegated care aides shall be trained to perform the tasks necessary to assist a student with diabetes in accordance with his or her diabetes care plan, including training to do the following:
(1) check blood glucose and record results;
(2) recognize and respond to the symptoms of
hypoglycemia according to the diabetes care plan;
(3) recognize and respond to the symptoms of
hyperglycemia according to the diabetes care plan;
(4) estimate the number of carbohydrates in a snack
(5) administer insulin according to the student's
diabetes care plan and keep a record of the amount administered; and
(6) respond in an emergency, including how to
administer glucagon and call 911.
(c) The school district shall coordinate staff training.
(d) Initial training of a delegated care aide shall be provided by a licensed healthcare provider with expertise in diabetes or a certified diabetic educator and individualized by a student's parent or guardian. Training must be consistent with the guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the guide for school personnel entitled "Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed". The training shall be updated when the diabetes care plan is changed and at least annually.
(e) School nurses, where available, or health care providers may provide technical assistance or consultation or both to delegated care aides.
(f) An information sheet shall be provided to any school employee who transports a student for school-sponsored activities. It shall identify the student with diabetes, identify potential emergencies that may occur as a result of the student's diabetes and the appropriate responses to such emergencies, and provide emergency contact information.
(Source: P.A. 96-1485, eff. 12-1-10; 97-559, eff. 8-25-11.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015