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SB 0541 - Health of Students; care of students being treated for epilepsy or a seizure disorder; provide

Tracking Level: Watch
Sponsor: Jason Anavitarte
Last Action: 2/24/2022 - Senate - Senate Read and Referred
Senate Committee: Education and Youth
Assigned To:
Student SafetyNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

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SUMMARY:  LC 49 0787

Parents/guardians of a student being treated for epilepsy or a seizure disorder may submit to the local school or district a seizure action plan that meets certain criteria including being signed by the physician responsible for the student's seizure treatment. The plan must be submitted before or at the beginning of the school year, upon enrollment if entering after the beginning of the school year, or as soon as possible after being diagnosed with epilepsy or a seizure disorder.  

A student's school choice can not be limited because of the action plan.

In accordance with the request of a parent or guardian of a student with a seizure action plan, a school nurse or, in the absence of a school nurse, trained seizure action plan personnel shall be on site and available during regular school hours to provide support and services to the student as detailed in the plan.

On field trips or at school-related function which parents are allowed to attend, the parent/guardian or designee of a student with a seizure action plan may go with the student in lieu of a school nurse or trained seizure action personnel.

By August 1, 2022, the Department of Education shall develop a model seizure action plan form and post it on its website and develop training guidelines for school nurses and employees.  The Department may provide an online course provided by a qualified nonprofit.

Each local board and charter school must ensure that the required training is provided to all school personnel at each school attended by a student being treated for epilepsy or a seizure disorder. 

Each local school system and charter school must provide to all bus drivers responsible for the transportation of a student being treated for epilepsy or a seizure disorder with a notice of the student's condition, emergency contact information, parent contact information, and epilepsy and seizure disorder first aid training.

There is a limited liability protection included. 



July 1, 2022 

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