On April 10, Governor Bentley signed Senate Bill 57, the Alabama Safe at Schools Act. This new law provides that school staff may volunteer to be trained to administer diabetes medications to students, allowing all students with diabetes to attend their neighborhood schools, to go on field trips, and to participate in all extracurricular activities.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings partner J.S. (Chris) Christie, Jr., serves as Chair of the Alabama Board of the American Diabetes Association. The new law is based on model legislation supported by the American Diabetes Association.
“The passage of this legislation marks a major step forward in advancing the health and safety of all students with diabetes in Alabama,” said Christie. “It means no child with diabetes should lack the support they need at school, and no parent should be left to worry if someone is available at school to assist their child.”
For more information, please see visit the Safe At School section of the American Diabetes Association website.