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Bill to allow school staff to get insulin training

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Missy Gaw's 10-year-old daughter has to have a dose of insulin each time she eats. If no nurse is available to administer the dosage at the girl's Nashville elementary school, then Gaw or her husband drive there to do so.

Gaw's and her husband have accommodating schedules, but many other parents whose children depend on insulin aren't so fortunate.

The Tennessee House overwhelmingly approved the legislation 76-11 on Thursday, a few days after the Senate unanimously approved it. The measure now goes to the governor, who is likely to sign it into law. Kentucky made comparable legislation a law this month, and Alabama, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania are considering similar bills.

Even if a child is able to self-administer the insulin dosage, supporters of the Tennessee proposal say, a nurse or specially trained individual should be available to assist if necessary.

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