California school staff must not inject children with insulin

11/17/2008 | Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

Only school nurses are permitted to administer insulin to the nearly 14,000 California students with diabetes, a Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled Friday, overturning a 2007 settlement that also allowed specially trained school staff to inject students. While improper insulin administration can have potentially fatal results, some parents said the shortage of school nurses forces them to leave work to give injections or keep children out of school entirely.

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