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Legislative and Legal News from 2004

  1. [New!] Parents sue school board over diabetic boy's self-testing. See also Parents' lawsuit claims Lantana charter school discriminated against diabetic student. (26 December 2004)
  2. [New!] Healthy Children Only: New Rule May Run Afoul Of ADA. (26 December 2004)
  3. [New!] You can read the DREDF complaint about the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and its failure to administer insulin to children while at school. (26 December 2004)
  4. Disability-rights advocates take on insulin battle. (19 December 2004)
  5. Health Care Coverage and Drug Costs — The Candidates Speak Out. (31 October 2004)
  6. Bankrolling Stem-Cell Research with California Dollars. (24 October 2004)
  7. Embryonic Stem-Cell Research — The Case for Federal Funding. (24 October 2004)
  8. Controlling Health Care Costs. (17 October 2004)
  9. Type 1 diabetes can't stop this NCO, even during deployment. (17 October 2004)
  10. Diabetes man wins discrimination pay-out. (17 October 2004)
  11. Protecting the Uninsured is an editorial from The New England Journal of Medicine. (10 October 2004)
  12. Rising Health Costs, Medical Debt and Chronic Conditions examines the challenges that families face paying for chronic medical conditions such as diabetes. See also Insurance Falls Short for Some Workers. (26 September 2004)
  13. We have updated information about the DREDF Compliance Complaint against the California Department of Education. (29 August 2004)
  14. On August 11, 2004, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund filed a Compliance Complaint with the California Department of Education citing its failure to monitor local school districts' compliance with IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and enforce the rights of children with diabetes to a non-discriminatory, free, appropriate public education. (22 August 2004)
  15. Investigators in 11-year-old girl's death seek medical records, interviews in Colorado facility. (15 August 2004)
  16. Training of Unlicensed Individuals in the Injection of Glucagon in Emergency Situations, from the State Education Department of New York, offers guidance to school nurses. Compare this to the stance of the American Federation of Teachers against any training of non-nurses to provide any diabetes care whatsoever. (8 August 2004)
  17. State Laws Mandating Diabetes Health Coverage outlines existing laws about diabetes supplies across the United States. (8 August 2004)
  18. In light of the recent vote by the American Federation of Teachers union to oppose diabetes care in schools by non-nurses, parents should be aware of a case from North Carolina that required a school district to provide training to staff in diabetes care (search for "diabetes" on the page). (1 August 2004)
  19. Schools debate care of diabetes. (1 August 2004)
  20. The Limits Of Stem Cells is from an NBC News program aired on Tuesday, July 27th. You can view the segment online as a Windows Media file (57 MBytes). (1 August 2004)
  21. Text of Ron Reagan's speech about stem cell research, delivered at the Democratic National Convention. (1 August 2004)
  22. The California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative seeks to fund stem cell research in California using public money. They are being countered by Vote No On Prop 71. (1 August 2004)
  23. We've updated our Stem Cell Research overview and links page. (1 August 2004)
  24. Disability law doesn't cover diabetes. (1 August 2004)
  25. The American Federation of Teachers Votes to Block Diabetes Care at School by Non-Nurses. (25 July 2004)
  26. Woman Accused of Killing Her Daughter Talks. See also Jailhouse Interview With Mother Accused In Daughter's Death. (18 July 2004)
  27. Club rejects girl with diabetes. Concerned parents can contact the Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors. (11 July 2004)
  28. Crystal Jackson responds to the American Federation of Teacher's goal to block legislation throughout the country that would permit trained school staff from providing assistance to children with diabetes while at school or during school activities. (4 July 2004)
  29. The Illinois General Assembly is considering the Care of Students with Diabetes Act. (4 July 2004)
  30. Mom Faces Charges In Daughter's Death. (4 July 2004)
  31. The American Federation of Teachers, part of the AFL-CIO trade union, is lobbying to prevent states from passing legislation that would permit school staff to learn proper diabetes care. For details, see their Diabetes Legislation page which has links to documents that claim, for instance, that only registered nurses are qualified to provide care for kids with diabetes. (13 June 2004)
  32. Botzet's Hearing Filled With Objections. (13 June 2004)
  33. Conn. Teacher Fired After Student Pricks Finger On Used Needle. (13 June 2004)
  34. ADA and HHS Host Diabetes Town Hall Meeting, June 18th in Little Rock, Arkansas. (30 May 2004)
  35. A Las Vegas woman is charged with murder because police say she didn't give her 11-year-old diabetic daughter the insulin she needed to stay alive. See also Coroner Ruled Insulin Death a Homicide, Mom charged with murder in death of diabetic daughter, and Is Cheryl Botzet's Murder Charge Fair? (23 May 2004)
  36. Suit over insulin pump settled. See also Schools to get more diabetes training. (23 May 2004)
  37. Residents support petition to add insulin pumps to OHIP coverage. (16 May 2004)
  38. Canadian Diabetes Association applauds insulin pump bill. (2 May 2004)
  39. Families in Ontario, Canada can sign the Petition to Cover Diabetes Management and Insulin Pump Supplies. (25 April 2004)
  40. Cost of insulin pump would be covered if Gravelle bill passes. (11 April 2004)
  41. Justice Department settles lawsuit against Miss. Department of Public Safety. (4 April 2004)
  42. Clinical research involving children. (4 April 2004)
  43. Diabetes policy upsets Niles parents. (29 February 2004)
  44. Problems Paying Out-of-Pocket Medication Costs Among Older Adults With Diabetes. (1 February 2004)
  45. Health Plans Begin To Address Chronic Care Management. (25 January 2004)
  46. Board widens who can give diabetes hormone. (18 January 2004)

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