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ERIC Number: EJ1058059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-2373-8170
Insulin Administration in Catholic Schools: A New Look at Legal and Medical Issues
Huggins, Mike
Journal of Catholic Education, v18 n2 Article 11 Mar 2015
Anecdotal evidence indicates that more students with type 1 diabetes are enrolling in Catholic schools across the United States. Meeting the medical needs of these students appears to be a significant challenge--legally and logistically--for many Catholic schools. District officials, school leaders, and school staff need support to understand the complexities of the disease and its treatments, as well as the laws that govern how non-medical school staff can intervene in normal and emergency situations. The goals of this article are: (a) to explore the current state of the legal and medical issues regarding non-RN administration of insulin to minor students with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 (type 1 diabetes), including presentation of a stateby- state comparison of laws; (b) to examine historical factors leading to current state legislation regulating insulin administration; and (c) to suggest ways to move forward.
Loyola Marymount University. School of Education 1 LMU Drive, University Hall Suite 1760, Los Angles, CA 90045. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A