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Public Act 91-0719

HB2977 Enrolled                                LRB9107316NTsb

    AN ACT to amend  the  School  Code  by  changing  Section

    Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section 5.   The  School  Code  is  amended  by  changing
Section 10-22.21b as follows:

    (105 ILCS 5/10-22.21b) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.21b)
    Sec.  10-22.21b.   Administering  medication.  To provide
for the administration of medication to students.   It  shall
be   the   policy   of   the   State  of  Illinois  that  the
administration  of  medication  to  students  during  regular
school hours and during school-related activities  should  be
discouraged  unless  absolutely  necessary  for  the critical
health and well-being of the student.  Under no circumstances
shall teachers or other non-administrative school  employees,
except   certified   school   nurses   and   non-certificated
registered  professional  nurses,  be  required to administer
medication to students.  This Section shall  not  prohibit  a
school     district     from    adopting    guidelines    for
self-administration of medication by students.  This  Section
shall   not  prohibit  any  school  employee  from  providing
emergency assistance to students.
(Source: P.A. 87-790.)

    Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
becoming law.

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