The bill requires kindergarten through twelfth grade public schools (school), and strongly encourages nonpublic schools, to provide annual seizure-related training to school personnel who have direct contact with or supervise students who have a seizure disorder.
The parent or legal guardian (parent) of a student who has been diagnosed with a seizure disorder, including epilepsy, (student) is encourage to submit a signed, individualized seizure action plan (plan) to the school if the student may need assistance with seizure-related care in a school setting. The plan must be developed in coordination with recognized sources on epilepsy and seizure disorders and in consultation with a state organization that represents school nurses. The seizure action plan must be in accordance with the guidelines developed by the department of education. The parent is encouraged to provide updated information to the plan when necessary.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)