Arizona Safe at School Victory

In April 2013, Governor Jan Brewer signed Arizona’s Safe at School legislation (H.B. 2042).

This bill will make a huge difference in children’s lives. H.B. 2042 allows school staff members to volunteer to be trained to give insulin; amends existing law to add nurses to the list of health providers who can train school personnel to administer glucagon; and allows children who are mature enough to self-manage their diabetes to do so at school and school-sponsored activities. These commonsense changes in state law will make school safer – and the future brighter – for kids with diabetes.

None of this would have been possible without your help! I would like to thank all Arizona Diabetes Advocates who contacted their legislators in support of this critical legislation.

Special thanks to our dedicated sponsor, Representative Heather Carter, who has been a tireless champion for H.B. 2042 and also to Governor Jan Brewer for signing H.B. 2042 into law. We also appreciate the support of Representative Eric Meyer, Senators Nancy Barto and Kimberly Yee, and all the legislators who voted for H.B. 2042.

Craig Morgan
Advocacy Chair, Arizona
American Diabetes Association