Got this information from one of the leaders at the parent organization, PIST, when I asked what happened at last night's meeting in regard to same:
"They passed it but there was a LOT of commentary about actually getting at the bigger picture of problems and hiring. We can tell you that the glucagon training is not for ALL drivers & attendants, they have scaled it back to folks on 'identified routes' -- so someone better identify them. The training is to be done by real nurses, hands on in person for about 60 minutes I think. What we got from the advocates we passed to the ATU. Fingers crossed it won't be an OPT disaster"
"Parents of New York City Public School students with diabetes will now have the comfort in knowing their children can safely ride the school bus and not be denied the opportunity to go on field trips with their classmates,"
Lmaoo I would not feel comfortable as a parent knowing a school bus driver would have to administer the shot. This is such Bullshit. If the kid is in the seat and has an episode how are we supposed to know as we drive the bus? Simple solution is to have a nurse ride the bus for situations like this.