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2018 HB 5452: An Act Concerning The Recommendations Of The Task Force On Life Threatening Food Allergies In Schools.

Sponsors

  • Duff, William,
  • Ferraro, Charles J.,
  • Ohler, Brian M.,
  • Borer, Dorinda,
  • Betts, Whit,
  • Lesser, Matthew,
  • Riley, Emmett D.,
  • Linehan, Liz,
  • Serra, Joseph C.,
  • Perone, Chris,
  • Gibson, Bobby G.,
  • Hartley, Joan V.,
  • Zawistowski, Tami,
  • Reyes, Geraldo C.,
  • Johnson, Susan M.,
  • Logan, George S.,
  • Gentile, Linda M.,
  • Steinberg, Jonathan,
  • Floren, Livvy R.,
  • Lavielle, Gail,
  • Winkler, Michael,
  • Devlin, Laura M.,
  • Buckbee, Bill,
  • Somers, Heather B.,
  • Slap, Derek,
  • Frantz, L. Scott,
  • Boucher, Toni,
  • McLachlan, Michael A.,
  • Tercyak, Peter A.,
  • Hall, Carol,
  • Miller, Patricia Billie,
  • Kokoruda, Noreen S.,
  • McCarthy Vahey, Cristin,
  • Gresko, Joseph P.,
  • Morris, Bruce V.,
  • Berthel, Eric C.,
  • Hwang, Tony,
  • Wood, Terrie E.,
  • Elliott, Josh,
  • Fleischmann, Andrew M.,
  • Santiago, Hilda E.,
  • Kupchick, Brenda L.,
  • Arconti, David,
  • Wilms, Fred,

Actions

2018-03-07 lower REF. TO JOINT COMM. ON Education
2018-03-09 lower PUBLIC HEARING 0314
2018-03-23 lower Joint Favorable Substitute
2018-03-26 lower FILED WITH LCO
2018-03-29 lower REFERRED TO Office of Legislative Research AND Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/04/18
2018-04-05 lower RPTD. OUT OF LCO
2018-04-05 lower FAV. RPT., TABLED FOR HOUSE CALENDER
2018-04-05 lower HOUSE CALENDAR NUMBER 190
2018-04-05 lower FILE NO. 257
2018-05-05 lower HOUSE ADOPTED HOUSE AMEND. SCH. A
2018-05-05 lower HOUSE PASSED, HOUSE AMEND. SCH. A
2018-05-05 lower TRANSMITTED PURSUANT TO JOINT RULE 17
2018-05-05 lower FAV. RPT., TAB. FOR CAL., SEN.
2018-05-05 lower SENATE CALENDAR NUMBER 537
2018-05-09 lower SEN. ADOPTED HO. AMEND. SCH. A
2018-05-09 lower SEN. PASSED, HO. AMEND. SCH. A
2018-05-09 lower ON CONSENT CALENDAR /IN CONCURRENCE
2018-05-30 lower PUBLIC ACT 18-185
2018-06-01 lower TRANSMITTED TO SECRETARY OF THE STATE
2018-06-01 lower TRANSMITTED BY SECRETARY OF THE STATE TO GOVERNOR
2018-06-14 lower SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

Bill Text

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 10-212c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(a) Not later than July 1, 2012, the Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Public Health, shall develop, and make available to each local and regional board of education and revise as necessary, guidelines for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies and glycogen storage disease. The Department of Education shall make the guidelines available to each local and regional board of education. The guidelines shall include, but need not be limited to: (1) Education and training for school personnel on the management of students with life-threatening food allergies and glycogen storage disease, including training related to the administration of medication with a cartridge injector pursuant to subsection (d) of section 10-212a, and the provision of food or dietary supplements, (2) procedures for responding to life-threatening allergic reactions to food, (3) a process for the development of individualized health care and food allergy action plans for every student with a life-threatening food allergy, (4) a process for the development of individualized health care and glycogen storage disease action plans for every student with glycogen storage disease and such plan shall include, but not be limited to, the provision of food or dietary supplements by the school nurse, or any school employee approved by the school nurse, to a student with glycogen storage disease provided such plan shall not prohibit a parent or guardian, or a person designated by such parent or guardian, to provide food or dietary supplements to a student with glycogen storage disease on school grounds during the school day, and (5) protocols to prevent exposure to food allergens.

(b) Not later than August 15, 2012 (1) For the period of August 15, 2012, to September 30, 2019, inclusive, each local and regional board of education shall: (1) (A) Implement a plan based on the guidelines developed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies and glycogen storage disease enrolled in the schools under its jurisdiction; (2) (B) make such plan available on such board's Internet web site or the Internet web site of each school under such board's jurisdiction, or if such Internet web sites do site does not exist, make such plan publicly available through other practicable means as determined by such board; and (3) (C) provide notice of such plan in conjunction with the annual written statement provided to parents and guardians as required by subsection (b) of section 10-231c. The superintendent of schools for each school district shall annually attest to the Department of Education that such school district is implementing such plan in accordance with the provisions of this section.

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) Not later than July 1, 2019, the Department of Education shall (1) revise and update the Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework, issued by the department in 2006, to include life-threatening food allergies, (2) revise and update any culinary arts programs or curriculum standards related to the National Family and Consumer Sciences Standards adopted by the State Board of Education to include dietary restrictions, cross-contaminations and allergen identification, and (3) apply for any available federal or private funding, in consultation with the Department of Public Health, to promote public awareness and education about food allergies.