New Mexico Statutes Chapter 22. Public Schools § 22-34-5. School diabetes care

A. A governing body shall ensure that all students with diabetes receive appropriate and needed diabetes care as specified in students' diabetes medical management plans.  In accordance with the request of a parent or guardian of a student with diabetes and the student's diabetes medical management plan, a school nurse or, in the absence of a school nurse, diabetes care personnel shall perform diabetes care functions that shall include, at a minimum:

(1) checking and recording the student's blood glucose levels and ketone levels or assisting the student with checking and recording these levels;

(2) responding to blood glucose levels that are outside of the student's target range;

(3) administering glucagon and other emergency treatments as prescribed;

(4) administering insulin or assisting a student in administering insulin through the insulin delivery system that the student uses;

(5) providing oral diabetes medications;  and

(6) following instructions regarding meals, snacks and physical activity.

B. A school nurse or at least one diabetes care personnel shall be at each school where a student with diabetes is attending and shall be available to provide care to each student with diabetes as provided pursuant to Subsection A of this section during regular school hours and during all school-sponsored activities, trips, extended offsite excursions and extracurricular activities in which a student with diabetes is a participant and on buses where the bus driver has not been trained in diabetes care and a student with diabetes is a passenger.


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