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SF 1953

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2019 08:55am

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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring seizure training in schools; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [121A.223] SEIZURE SMART SCHOOLS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Seizure action plan. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, "seizure action
plan" means a written individualized health plan designed to acknowledge and prepare for
the health care needs of a student with a seizure disorder diagnosed by the student's treating
physician.
new text end

new text begin (b) The requirements of this subdivision apply to a school district or charter school where
an enrolled student's parent or guardian has notified the school district or charter school that
the student has a diagnosed seizure disorder and has seizure rescue medication or medication
prescribed by the student's health care provider to treat seizure disorder symptoms approved
by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The parent or guardian of a student
with a diagnosed seizure disorder must collaborate with school personnel to implement the
seizure action plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) A seizure action plan must:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify at least one employee at each school site who is on duty during the entire
school day and can administer or assist with the self-administration of seizure rescue
medication or medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder symptoms approved by the
United States Food and Drug Administration;
new text end

new text begin (2) require training on seizure medications for an employee identified under clause (1),
recognition of signs and symptoms of seizures, and appropriate steps to respond to seizures;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) be filed in the office of the school principal or licensed school nurse.
new text end

new text begin (d) A school district or charter school employee or volunteer responsible for the
supervision or care of a student with a diagnosed seizure disorder must be given notice and
a copy of the seizure action plan, the name of the employee identified under paragraph (c),
clause (1), and the method by which the trained school employee may be contacted in an
emergency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Training requirements. new text end

new text begin A school district or charter school must provide all
principals, school counselors, school nurses, and teachers hired after July 1, 2020, with at
least one hour of self-study materials on seizure disorder signs, symptoms, medications,
and appropriate responses.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Department of Health. new text end

new text begin A school district or charter school may consult with
the commissioner of health regarding training resources to comply with the requirements
of this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2020-2021 school year and later.
new text end