FFAF(LEGAL) - WELLNESS AND HEALTH SERVICES: CARE PLANS

Note: See FB for the application of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to students who qualify for individualized health plans.

Diabetes Management and Treatment Plan

Required Elements

  1. Identify the health-care services the student may receive at school;
  2. Evaluate the student's ability to manage and level of understanding of the student's diabetes; and
  3. Be signed by the parent or guardian and the physician.

Submission to School

  1. Before or at the beginning of the school year;
  2. On enrollment of the student, if the student enrolls after the beginning of the school year; or
  3. As soon as practicable following a diagnosis of diabetes for the student.

Individualized Health Plan

Independent Monitoring and Treatment

  1. Performing blood glucose level checks;
  2. Administering insulin through the insulin delivery system the student uses;
  3. Treating hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia;
  4. Possessing on the student's person at any time any supplies or equipment necessary to monitor and care for the student's diabetes; and
  5. Otherwise attending to the management and care of the student's diabetes in the classroom, in any area of the school or school grounds, or at any school-related activity.

Required Care

School Nurse Not Available

  1. Authorizes a UDCA to assist the student; and
  2. States that the parent or guardian understands that a UDCA is not liable for civil damages [see Immunity from Liability, below].
  1. A UDCA must have access to an individual with expertise in the care of persons with diabetes, such as a physician, a registered nurse, a certified diabetes educator, or a licensed dietitian; or
  2. The principal must have access to the physician responsible for the student's diabetes treatment.

Unlicensed Diabetes Care Assistants

  1. Seek school employees who are not health-care professionals to serve as UDCAs and to care for students with diabetes; and
  2. Make efforts to ensure the school has:
    1. At least one UDCA if a full-time nurse is assigned to the school; and
    2. At least three UDCAs if a full-time nurse is not assigned to the school.

UDCA Training

  1. The enrollment of a student with diabetes at a campus that previously had no students with diabetes; or
  2. A diagnosis of diabetes for a student at a campus that previously had no students with diabetes.

Note: Guidance for the care of students with diabetes is available on the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) website.

Information to Employees

  1. Identifies the student who has diabetes;
  2. Identifies potential emergencies that may occur as a result of the student's diabetes and the appropriate responses to such emergencies; and
  3. Provide the telephone number of a contact person in case of an emergency involving the student with diabetes.

Immunity from Liability

  1. Is not considered to be engaging in the practice of professional or vocational nursing under Occupations Code Chapter 301 or other state law; and
  2. Is exempt from any applicable state law or rule that restricts the activities that may be performed by a person who is not a health-care provider.

Students at Risk for Anaphylaxis

Website Requirements

Seizure Management and Treatment Plan

  1. Before or at the beginning of the school year;
  2. On enrollment of the student, if the student enrolls in the district after the beginning of the school year; or
  3. As soon as practicable following a diagnosis of a seizure disorder for the student.

Plan Requirements

  1. Identify the health-care services the student may receive at school or while participating in a school activity;
  2. Evaluate the student's ability to manage and level of understanding of the student's seizures; and
  3. Be signed by the student's parent or guardian and the physician responsible for the student's seizure treatment.

Immunity

Gatesville ISD

FFAF(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 114

DATE ISSUED: 10/30/2019