Bill Summaries: H824 (2013-2014 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 24 2013 - View summary

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends new GS 115C-375.2A to exclude transportation to and from school for the definition of school property.Clarifies that the provision requiring local school boards to provide an emergency supply of epinephrine auto-injectors (epi pens)at school-sponsored events applies to those events held on school grounds. Also clarifies that epi pens supplied by a school can be used for students (1) who have knownmedical conditions necessitating the use or availability of an epi penand (2)who are already authorized to possess and self-administer their own medication, but may not be used as the sole medication supply for those students.

    Amends GS 115C-238.29F(a) (regarding charter schools) and GS 115C-238.66(7) (regarding regional schools)todirect the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to ensure that charter schools and regional schoolscomply with the provisions of GS 115C-375.2A regarding availability of epi pens at schools. Requires the board of directors of a charter school or a regional school to provide the school with an emergency supply of emergency epi pens necessary to carry out the provisions of GS 115C-375.2A.

    Amends the bill title.

  • Summary date: Apr 15 2013 - View summary

    Enacts new GS 115C-375.2A to require local boards of education to provide a supply of emergency epinephrine auto-injectors (pen), with at least two for use in on school property and at school-sponsored events. Requires the principal to designate personnel to receive initial training and annual retraining on the storage and use of the pens. Also requires the principal to collaborate with school personnel to develop an emergency action plan for using the pens in an emergency. Specifies components to be included in the plan. Prohibits the emergency supply from being used as a medication supply for students known to have conditions requiring the use of the pens. Provides protection from liability, except in cases of gross negligence, wanton conduct, or intentional wrongdoing. Applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.