SB 399 Modifies the liability protections for school employees and volunteers
Sponsor: Crowell
LR Number: 1830S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/1/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S184
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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Current Bill Summary

SB 399 - Under current law, teachers and other school personnel are protected from liability regarding matters of school discipline. This act includes other issues handled in accordance with the established policies of the school board in such protection from liability. Employees who are not qualified to administer medication and who refuse to administer such medication shall be exempt from liability for refusing, and school districts may require that an employee obtain the necessary training. Qualified employees will also be exempt from liability for administering medicine in good faith and according to standard medical practice, and trained employees will be exempt from liability for administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation or other lifesaving measures in good faith. Persons administering defibrillators are also immune from liability under certain conditions.

This act is identical to HB 469 (2007).