SB 187
Requires school district nurses to develop individualized healthcare plans for students with epilepsy or seizure disorders
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2/10/2021 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Progress and Development Committee (0742S.03C)
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Emergency clause

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 187 - This act establishes "Will's Law," requiring individualized health care plans to be developed by school district nurses in consultation with a student's parent or guardian and appropriate medical professionals that address procedural guidelines and specific directions for particular emergency situations relating to the student's epilepsy or seizure disorder. Plans are to be updated at the beginning of each school year and as necessary. Notice must be given to any school employee that may interact with the student, including symptoms of the epilepsy or seizure disorder and any medical and treatment issues that may affect the educational process.

All school employees must be trained every two years in the care of students with epilepsy and seizure disorders. Training shall include an online or in-person course of instruction approved by the Department of Health and Senior Services. School personnel shall obtain a release from a student’s parent to authorizing the sharing of medical information with other school employees as necessary.

This act protects school employees from being held liable for any good faith act or omission while performing their duties.

This act contains an emergency clause.

This act is substantially similar to HB 2588 (2020).



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