According to the law, parents are primarily responsible for administering care and medication to his or her child.
However, section 39.8 of the Professional Code1 allows non-health professionals in school settings to administer prescribed and ready-to-use drugs. It is therefore on a voluntary basis that the school staff administers insulin or supervises the child when he or she tests his or her blood glucose levels. Parents must be reachable at all times. If the child’s condition becomes unstable, it is up to the parents or the nurse to take over.
Here is, according to the school-based intervention protocol for children with type 1 diabetes, the role and responsabilities of each intervener.
- The parents
- The nurse
- School Administration
- The person in charge of transportation at the school board
- The teacher and early childhood educator
- The individuals who accept the day-to-day care of a student’s diabetes with type 1 diabetes
- The child
1 Professional Code, L.R.Q., c. C-26, art. 39.8