School Children with Diabetes in North Carolina
The N.C. General Assembly passed S.L. 2002-103, the Care for School Children with Diabetes Act, on August 29, 2002. The law is designed to help children manage their diabetes while at school, where they spend such a large percentage of their time. The law called on the State Board of Education to adopt guidelines for the development and implementation of individual diabetes care plans for the care of children with diabetes in the state's public schools. The Board's guidelines must meet or exceed those set by the American Diabetes Association. In 2009, the N.C. General Assembly passed S.L. 2009-563, Diabetes Control Plans in Charter Schools that requires Charter Schools to comply with the law passed in 2002 and requires annual reporting of compliance to the N.C. State Board of Education.