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State Supreme Court Hears Arguments over Administration of Insulin


The California Supreme Court has been hearing arguments over whether non-medical personnel should be administering insulin to students under ordinary circumstances.  Current law allows only doctors and nurses to inject students with the drug, except in emergencies.
CTA maintains that medical procedures should be performed by medical professionals – and not educators and school support professionals, whose focus should be educating and supporting the education of students.
Attorneys for the American Nurses Association emphasized to the justices that licensed nurses and other medical professionals should be doing the injections because they have the scientific background and necessary technical skills to ensure that students are not placed in jeopardy through incorrect procedures.
"At its heart, [this] is about protecting students," the nurses' attorney told the court. CTA and NEA filed amicus briefs in this case.

Read more: San Francisco Chronicle: Supreme Court Hears Insulin Shots Case.

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