SB 995 Modifies provisions relating to liability for school employees and volunteers
Sponsor: Crowell
LR Number: 4407S.01I Fiscal Note: 4407-01
Committee: Education
Last Action: 2/20/2008 - Hearing Conducted S Education Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 995 – Current law provides that teachers and other authorized school district personnel are not liable when acting in conformity with established discipline policies. Under this act, teachers and other authorized school district personnel are not liable when acting in conformity with established policies, including but not limited to discipline issues. Unqualified employees who refuse to administer medication or medical services will not be subject to disciplinary action for their refusal. A school district may require an employee to obtain the necessary training to perform such services. A qualified employee will not be held civilly liable for performing such services when acting in good faith and in accordance with standard medical practices. A school board may develop and implement a program for training employees in CPR and other lifesaving methods. In addition, trained employees will not be held civilly liable for administering CPR or other lifesaving methods in good faith. A person will not be held civilly liable when using an automated external defibrillator under certain circumstances.

This act is identical to SB 399 (2007) and is similar to provisions contained in SCS/HCS/HB 469 (2007).

MICHAEL RUFF