State Supreme Court to Discuss Insulin Shots at Schools

Wednesday, May 29, 2013  |  Updated 4:34 AM PDT
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California lawmakers to decide on whether non-nurses will be allowed to administer insulin shots to students while on campus. Jodi Hernandez reports.

California lawmakers to decide on whether non-nurses will be allowed to administer insulin shots to students while on campus. Jodi Hernandez reports.

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Should non-nurses be allowed to administer insulin shots to students on campus?

That's the question the California Supreme Court will try to answer this week when they begin hearing arguments for the controversial proposal.

The American Diabetes Association is urging the California Supreme Court to rule in favor of the plan, saying "every child with diabetes has the right to access life-saving insulin when at school to keep them healthy."

Meanwhile, the California Nurses Association worries children may be at risk of complications when non-nurses are allowed to give the medication.

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