Senate Bill 24

152nd General Assembly (Present)

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Senate Education 1/20/23
Awaiting consideration in Committee

Bill Details

Sen. Poore
Reps. Wilson-Anton, Neal
This Act requires all schools with a student diagnosed with a seizure disorder to train at least 2 employees in the administration of rescue medication or treatment prescribed to treat a student with a seizure disorder. Training includes the administration of a manual dose of prescribed electrical stimulation using a Vagus Nerve Stimulator magnet. A school nurse employed full-time by a school is not required to meet these training requirements but may serve as 1 of the 2 required employees that are trained in the administration of seizure rescue medications. This Act requires all school employees, bus drivers, and other relevant school personnel, with direct contact and supervision of students to be trained every 2 years in administering first aid to a student suffering from a seizure. Age-appropriate training shall also be provided to all students. A parent of a student diagnosed with a seizure disorder shall collaborate with the school to create a seizure action plan. The seizure action plan shall include written authorization to administer seizure rescue medication or treatment and specific instructions for administering medication and treatment from the student’s health care provider. The seizure action plan shall be effective for 1 school year. The seizure action plan shall be in addition to a § 504 plan or individualized education program if such a plan or program is required. The Department of Education shall adopt required training programs for staff administering seizure medication or treatment that are consistent with training programs and guidelines developed by the Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware or a similar nonprofit. Education programs for school staff and students shall also be consistent with training programs developed by the Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware or similar nonprofit. The Department of Education shall promulgate regulations for the development and content of a seizure action plan and other rules necessary to implement this chapter. Any person that provides assistance under this chapter to a student suffering from a seizure is not liable in any criminal or civil action, unless such acts or omissions are wilful or grossly negligent. This Act is effective immediately and is to be implemented 1 year from the date of the Act’s enactment, or by notice of the Secretary of the Department of Education that final regulations have been published in the Register of Regulations, whichever is earlier.
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Takes effect upon being signed into law

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