“Permission to self-treat and self-carry supplies may be revoked should the administration or the school nurse finds the child is not responsibly providing self-care or is abusing the self-carry option.”
I find this random, first of all, but open to anyone’s interpretation. Does Section 504 prevent this kind of “stipulations” from being imposed?
Specifically, the Virginia code reads,
"A. Each local school board shall permit each enrolled student who is diagnosed with diabetes, with parental consent and written approval from the prescriber, as that term is defined in § 54.1-3401, to (i) carry with him and use supplies, including a reasonable and appropriate short-term supply of carbohydrates, an insulin pump, and equipment for immediate treatment of high and low blood glucose levels, and (ii) self-check his own blood glucose levels on a school bus, on school property, and at a school-sponsored activity.
B. A local school board employee who is a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or certified nurse aide and who has been trained in the administration of insulin, including the use and insertion of insulin pumps, and the administration of glucagon may assist a student who is diagnosed with diabetes and who carries an insulin pump with the insertion or reinsertion of the pump or any of its parts. For the purposes of this subsection, “employee” has the same meaning as in subsection E of § 22.1-274. Prescriber authorization and parental consent shall be obtained for any such employee to assist with the insertion or reinsertion of the pump or any of its parts. Nothing in this section shall require any employee to assist with the insertion or reinsertion of the pump or any of its parts.
Nowhere does the Virginia code authorize any school official to “make exceptions” to this rule.
Are they allowed to impose that restriction on students or does it violate Section 504 and/or the State laws? (https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title22.1/chapter14/section22.1-274.01:1/)
Any input would be most appreciated.