California high court allows school employees to give insulin shots

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rejecting the worries of the state's nursing union, the California Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for public school employees to administer insulin shots to diabetic students.

In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court found that California law permits trained but unlicensed school employees to administer the shots when a school nurse is unavailable, increasingly common in public schools across the state.

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