- Associated Press - Sunday, August 2, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A new state law allows diabetic students in Arkansas more freedom to manage their condition on their own at school.

House Bill 1395 was signed into law by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in March.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1VVnZgG ) the law allows children with diabetes capable of administering their own insulin to do so anywhere and at any time necessary. Children also may carry medical supplies with them on school campuses and to school-related activities.

For students who can’t administer their own insulin, non-medical school staff members may volunteer to be trained to do so when a school nurse is not available.

Before this year, trained volunteers were authorized only to administer glucagon to diabetic children.

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