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Legislative and Legal News from 2003

  1. Public health surveillance of diabetes in the United States. (21 December 2003)
  2. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released Questions and Answers About Diabetes in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). See also the press release about the document. (2 November 2003)
  3. California Law Guarantees In-Classroom Testing. (26 October 2003)
  4. The Role of Health Care Professionals in Diabetes Discrimination Issues at Work and School. (19 October 2003)
  5. Bill exempts diabetic students from 'zero tolerance' policies. (19 October 2003)
  6. Philadelphia agrees to pay $206,000 to diabetics claiming they were denied care while detained. (28 September 2003)
  7. US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstates case, saying diabetes is covered under ADA. (21 September 2003)
  8. Appeals court revives diabetes suit. (14 September 2003)
  9. EEOC sues Chandler firm over firing of diabetic. (7 September 2003)
  10. Diabetes, state law curb school choice. The American Diabetes Association is pro-actively working on the school care situation in Tennessee and asks that anyone in Tennessee who is encountering barriers to appropriate school diabetes care please contact Crystal Jackson at Cjackson@diabetes.org. (31 August 2003)
  11. Diabetic's mom picks private school after flap. (3 August 2003)
  12. Diabetes in childhood: are the laws obligations or resources? The Italian situation. (3 August 2003)
  13. Parents of diabetic children cheer law: Schools must let students test blood glucose levels. (27 July 2003)
  14. Diabetes, The Americans with Disabilities Act, and The EEOC. (20 July 2003)
  15. Read transcripts of the testimony from the hearing entitled 'Juvenile Diabetes: Examining The Personal Toll On Families, Financial Costs To The Federal Health Care System, And Research Progress Toward A Cure', held on Tuesday, June 23rd.
  16. Diabetes in childhood: are the laws obligations or resources? The Italian situation. (29 June 2003)
  17. Miss Emma Klatman selected as new ADA Youth Advocate. (22 June 2003)
  18. Concert promoter agrees diabetics can keep medical supplies in concerts. (15 June 2003)
  19. New Jersey Assembly Bill 3663, which will require training in diabetes care for certain school employees and use of medical management plans in schools for students with diabetes, needs your support. Also available in PDF format. (8 June 2003)
  20. WHO Director-General Brundtland begins dialogue with Food Industry on Diet and Chronic Diseases. (11 May 2003)
  21. Medicaid Cuts and Attempts to Eliminate Insurance Coverage for Diabetes Needs Threaten the Lives of Our Patients. (27 April 2003)
  22. Glucose testing at schools is now issue. (20 April 2003)
  23. Questionable entrance exam. See Louisiana House Bill No. 149 for the full text of the proposed law. (13 April 2003)
  24. 2002 cost of diabetes in the US set at $132 billion. (30 March 2003)
  25. South Carolina residents should contact their elected representatives in support of the Diabetes Mellitus School Care Act and Bill 3700 to require public elementary schools to have a full-time nurse (16 March 2003)
  26. Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2002. See also The Cost of Diabetes in the US in 2002. (16 March 2003)
  27. City agrees to settle prisoners' diabetes case. (Access to this article will expire on Friday, March 21, 2003). (16 March 2003)
  28. Family or party? Cloning vote forced Nethercutt to choose. (2 March 2003)
  29. The California Department of Education is in the process of adopting a rule for the Administration of Medication to Pupils at School. This directly impacts children with diabetes. California residents are urged to read the proposed rule, Initial Statement of Reasons, and 15-day Notice Of Modifications To Text Of Proposed Regulations and make their views known to Debra Strain, Regulations Adoption Coordinator, California Department of Education, via e-mail at dstrain@cde.ca.gov or via facsimile at (916) 319-0155. Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2003, so act quickly. (23 February 2003)
  30. The American Diabetes Association is urging Ohio residents to meet in Columbus on March 25, 2003 to lobby for diabetes insurance coverage. Free transportation is being provided from Cincinnati, Cleveland/Akron, Toledo, and Southeastern Ohio. (23 February 2003)
  31. Pennsylvania residents are urged to contact their state representatives in support of SB 42, the Students with Diabetes Act. (23 February 2003)
  32. Rhode Island residents are urged to contact their state representatives in support of HB 5164, the Care of Students with Diabetes Act. (23 February 2003)
  33. The Arkansas Senate is considering HB 1344, which would eliminate the requirement that insurers cover diabetes supplies and medications. Arkansas residents should contact their state senator or Senate President Pro Tempore Jim Hill at 501-682-2902 or via e-mail at jhill@arkleg.state.ar.us. (23 February 2003)
  34. Child diabetes registry bill proceeds. See also State of Wyoming House Bill 60: Pediatric diabetes registry. (26 January 2003)
  35. New Jersey residents are encouraged to contact their state legislators in support of Assembly Bill 3125, which Provides procedure for the emergency administration of glucagon to a public or nonpublic school pupil. Bill information is also available as a PDF. (12 January 2003)

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