Bill Summary for S 695 (2021)

Summary date: 

May 5 2021

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2021
Senate Bill 695 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Intro. by Jarvis, Lee, Ballard.

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Bill summary

Senate committee substitute deletes the content of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following.

Enacts GS 115C-12(47) to direct the State Board of Education (State Board) to adopt a rule establishing a medical condition action plan pursuant to GS 115C-375.1, as amended, to be implemented by each public school unit for each student at risk for a medical emergency as diagnosed by a doctor.

Expands GS 115C-375.1, which deems it the duty of teachers and authorized public school employees to provide medical care to students, to include administering any drugs or medication as described in the medical condition action plan. Provides for authorization to participate by the governing board of a public school unit or its designee (was local board of education or its designee). Establishes three requirements of medical condition action plans, including a standard medical condition action plan form, detailed instruction to ensure all individuals designated by the principal or other decision-making authority to provide medical care know how to address the medical emergency, and information detailing the method by which and by whom any medical emergency will be handled when the student is at a school-sponsored activity that is not on the public school unit's campus. Makes changes to expand the scope of the statute to include public school units and governing boards of public school units (was public schools and local boards of education), including the duty created for teachers and employees, provisions granting civil immunity in acting pursuant to the act, and the designation of persons to participate in the medical care program at the start of each school year. Revises the civil immunity granted to volunteer persons to include giving emergency health care when reasonably apparent circumstances indicate that any delay would seriously worsen the physical condition or endanger the life of the student (was perform any first aid or lifesaving techniques for which the employee has been trained in a State Board-approved program).

Amends GS 115C-47 to require local boards of education to implement the medical condition action plan adopted by the State Board. Similarly amends the following statutes and session law to require charter schools, regional schools, laboratory schools, and renewal school systems to implement the medical condition action plan adopted by the State Board: GS 115C-218.75; GS 115C-238.66; GS 115C-239.8; and Section 6 of SL 2018-32.

Applies beginning with the 2021-22 school year. 

Changes the act's long title. 

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