Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting in section 54B the following new paragraph at the end thereof:-
The Department of Education and Department of Public Health shall jointly promulgate regulations, within 180 days of the passage of this act, to allow for training of school employees in the emergency administration of glucagon for students with diabetes. Said regulations shall allow for administration of glucagon by a trained member(s) of the school staff when a nurse is not present and the student exhibits symptoms of severe hypoglycemia. And provided further, that the parent or legal guardian of the student has submitted in writing permission for such emergency treatment to be rendered; and provided further that a member of the school staff who, in good faith, administers glucagon to a student who exhibits symptoms of severe hypoglycemia shall not be held liable in a suit for damages as a result of his acts or omissions, nor shall such person be subject to any disciplinary action for such emergency aid.
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