It's a long and continuing battle: countering proposals that would use teachers and other classroom personnel to perform medical procedures that should be provided by school nurses and other medical personnel.
This year, CTA is opposing SB 1266 by Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), a measure that would require educators to administer epinephrine to students suffering anaphylactic reactions. CTA members fear they could be called upon to perform medical procedures beyond the scope of any training they receive, and such situations could pose significant threats to students' health.
CTA believes the health and safety needs of children are best met through the services of a credentialed school nurse.
After three policy hearings, the bill is now headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee.