From a school nurse in Fayetteville, Georgia, USA:
A student I care for is absent a lot, and his mom states it is because of his type 1 diabetes. When is the parent abusing the right to educate a child? What is the law on this?
My advice to you is to report your concerns to the school principal. While your concern for the welfare of the child is appropriate, your investigation of the laws regarding compulsory education is not. In addition, you should measure your actions and disclosures against HIPAA requirements.
[Editor's comment: In general, students with type 1 diabetes should not have an inordinate number of absences. I suggest you set up a meeting with the child, his parents, diabetes care team representative (if possible), and school personnel to discuss this problem and develop a plan to alleviate this situation. SS]
Original posting 11 Jun 2003
Posted to School and Daycare
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:46
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.