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638Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20010426Primary Sponsor: ReeseAll Sponsors: ReeseDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5314djc01.docResiding Body: HouseSubject: Lymphedema D-Day; March 6 of each year designated as; Medical, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20020605 Debate adjourned until Friday, 20020607 House 20020529 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 20020530 House 20020522 Request for debate withdrawn by Representative Tripp J. Brown J. R. Smith D. C. Smith Mack Breeland J. Hines Sheheen House 20020521 Request for debate by Representative Tripp Stuart Miller Vaughn D.C. Smith Webb J.R. Smith Davenport Sheheen J. Brown Breeland Hayes Talley Littlejohn Parks Townsend J. Hines J.M. Neal Mack House 20020515 Committee report: Favorable with 27 H3M amendment House 20020417 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to Committee Senate 20020416 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20020411 Read second time Senate 20020410 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 20010426 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 10, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 15, 2002 - Word format
May 15, 2002
S. Printed 5/15/02--H.
Read the first time April 17, 2002.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 638) to amend Chapter 3, Title 53, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to special days by adding Section 53-3-150 so as to provide that March sixth of each year, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/SECTION __. A. Chapter 39 of Title 44 is amended by adding:
Section 44-39-200. This article may be cited as the 'Diabetes Mellitus School Care Act'.
Section 44-39-210. For purposes of this article:
(1) 'Diabetes care provider' means a school employee trained in accordance with Section 44-39-220. While a school nurse is a preferred diabetes care provider, a diabetes care provider is not required to be a medical professional. When a school nurse is assigned to a particular school, he or she shall coordinate the provision of diabetes care at that school.
(2) 'School' means a primary, elementary, middle, or secondary public school located within this State.
(3) 'School employee' means a person employed by a public school district or a public special school or a person employed by a local health department who is assigned to a public school or a subcontractor designated for this function.
Section 44-39-220. (A) The Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina, working in cooperation with the South Carolina Board of Nursing, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, South Carolina Department of Education, and the South Carolina Office of the American Diabetes Association shall develop guidelines for the training of school employees as diabetes care providers. Training must be provided annually by a health care professional with expertise in diabetes and training guidelines must include instruction in:
(1) recognition and treatment of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia;
(2) understanding the appropriate actions to take when blood glucose levels are outside of the target ranges indicated by student's physician's order or health care plan, or both;
(3) understanding physician instructions concerning drug dosage, frequency, and the manner of administration;
(4) performance of finger-stick blood glucose testing, ketone testing, and recording the results;
(5) administration of oral medications, glucagon, and insulin and the recording of results;
(6) recommended schedules and food intake for meals and snacks, the effect of exercise upon blood glucose levels, and actions to be implemented in the case of schedule disruption.
(B) Each public school district shall provide or contract for the training provided for in subsection (A) to at least one school employee who must be designated as a diabetes care provider by the principal at each public school that does not employ a full-time registered nurse.
(C) Each public school shall develop a written protocol with procedures to be followed if a student diabetes emergency arises when neither a registered nurse nor a diabetes care provider is available.
Section 44-39-230. (A) In accordance with the written instructions of the physician of a student with diabetes, diabetes care providers shall perform functions including, but not limited to:
(1) administering glucagon in an emergency situation;
(2) assisting a student in administering insulin through the insulin delivery system the student uses;
(3) assisting a student in administering other oral diabetes medications;
(4) assisting a student in performing and recording blood glucose testing and ketone testing or assisting a student with such testing; and
(5) following instruction regarding meals, snacks, and physical education.
However, a diabetes care provider may only perform such functions if the student's parent or guardian has informed the school that the student has diabetes mellitus.
(B) A diabetes care provider must be on site and available to assist or to provide care to students with diabetes as set forth in subsection (A) during regular school hours.
(C)(1) A diabetes care provider is immune from civil and criminal liability if the care provider is acting within the scope of his authority as prescribed in this article and in accordance with the training standards and procedures as provided for in Section 44-39-220.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a diabetes care provider trained pursuant to Section 44-39-220 who is carrying out the functions enumerated in subsection (A) is not engaging in the practice of nursing and is exempt from all applicable statutory and regulatory provisions that restrict activities that may be delegated to a person who is not a licensed medical professional.
Section 44-39-240. (A) Upon written request of the parent or guardian and authorization by the student's physician, a student with diabetes must be permitted to perform blood glucose tests, administer insulin through the insulin delivery system the student uses, treat hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and otherwise attend to the care and management of his or her diabetes in the classroom, in any area of the school or school grounds, and at any school-related activity and to possess on his or her person at all times all necessary supplies and equipment to perform these monitoring and treatment functions.
(B) A student's school choice shall in no way be restricted because the student has diabetes.
(C) a student with diabetes may not be denied access or prohibited from participating in school activities and programs including, but not limited to, school-sponsored before-school programs, after school care programs, field trips, and extracurricular activities.
(D) Each public school district shall develop a policy to implement the provisions of this article.
Section 44-39-250. (A) The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control shall provide each private school in the State with a copy of this article and shall make the training materials developed in accordance with Section 44-39-220 available to private schools.
(B)(1) A diabetes care provider employed by a private school or a subcontractor designated for this function is immune from civil and criminal liability if the care provider is acting within the scope of his authority as prescribed in this article and in accordance with the training standards and procedures as provided for in Section 44-39-220.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a diabetes care provider who received training comparable to the training provided for in Section 44-39-220 who is carrying out the functions enumerated in Section 44-39-230(A) is not engaging in the practice of nursing and is exempt from all applicable statutory and regulatory provisions that restrict activities that may be delegated to a person who is not a licensed medical professional.
Section 44-39-260. All costs associated with implementing the provisions contained in this article must be borne by the State through an annual appropriation from the state general fund or through private funding. To the extent that a school district incurs any expenses that are not paid for by the State, the provisions in this article that apply to that school district are suspended."
B. Sections 44-39-10 through 44-39-50 of the 1976 Code are designated as Article 1, Chapter 39, Title 44 entitled "Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina" Chapter 39, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is renamed "Diabetes".
C. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 44-39-220 of the 1976 Code as added by this act, the training required to be provided pursuant to that section for school employees is not required to be implemented until one year after this act's effective date./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and title to conform.
JOE E. BROWN for Committee.
TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 53, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPECIAL DAYS BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-150 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MARCH SIXTH OF EACH YEAR IS LYMPHEDEMA D-DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO ENCOURAGE SOUTH CAROLINIANS TO WEAR A BUTTERFLY ON LYMPHEDEMA D-DAY AS A SYMBOL OF CARING AND HOPE FOR THOSE LIVING AND COPING WITH LYMPHEDEMA AND THE DEBILITATING CONDITION ASSOCIATED WITH LYMPHEDEMA.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 53 of the 1976 Code, is amended by adding:
"Section 53-3-150. To encourage the citizens of this State to remember, honor, and support the courageous patients living and coping with the debilitating condition associated with lymphedema, March sixth in each succeeding year after March 6, 2001, is designated as Lymphedema D-Day in South Carolina. The citizens and residents of this State are encouraged to wear a butterfly on Lymphedema D-Day as a symbol of caring and hope for those living and coping with lymphedema and the debilitating condition associated with lymphedema."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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