HB 684

Status: Sent to governor
Author: Rep. Travis Clardy
Sponsor: Sen. Bryan Hughes
Summary: Provides that a parent of a student with a seizure disorder can seek care for the student's seizures while the student is at school or at a school activity by submitting to the district a copy of a seizure management and treatment plan developed by the parent and the student's doctor.

The plan must be submitted and reviewed before or at the beginning of the school year, upon enrollment if after the beginning of the school year, or as soon as practicable after diagnosis. The plan must identify the health services the student may receive, evaluate the student's ability to manage and understand the seizures, and be signed by the parent and doctor.

Includes immunity language for the district employee in administering a medication, assisting with a self-administration, or otherwise providing care for the student under a management plan.

A school nurse must complete a TEA-approved online course for nurses regarding managing students with seizure disorders that includes information about seizure recognition and related first aid.

Other employees whose duties at the school include regular contact with students must complete a course for school personnel regarding awareness that includes information about seizure recognition and related first aid. 

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