Bill Summary for S 354 (2019-2020)

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Jul 8 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 354 (Public) Filed Monday, March 25, 2019
AN ACT RELATING TO SEIZURE DISORDERS IN SCHOOLS.
Intro. by Ballard, Edwards, Harrington.

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House committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. 

Limits the definition of school in GS 115C-375.7 to a school within a public school unit, eliminating the inclusion of a school that meets the requirements of Part 1 (Private Church Schools and Schools of Religious Charter) or Part 2 (Qualified Nonpublic Schools) of Article 39. Makes changes throughout the statute by making requirements applicable to public school units instead of to schools. Adds that a volunteer must not administer or assist with the self-administration of any seizure medication if the volunteer has not met the adopted training requirements. Requires that the seizure education program be administered annually in each school (was, in each public school unit) and meet the specified requirements. 

Amends GS 116-11 to require the UNC Board of Governors to adopt a policy regarding seizures and the rule adopted by the State Board of Education for all schools (was, all public school units) under its control.

Amends new GS 115C-548.5 and GS 115C-556.5 to encourage (was, to require) private church schools or schools of religious charter and qualified nonpublic schools to adopt a policy on seizures in accordance with GS 115C-375.7.

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