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       Florida Senate - 2010                                     SB 166
       By Senator Wise
       5-00141-10                                             2010166__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the use of prescribed pancreatic
    3         enzyme supplements; amending s. 1002.20, F.S.;
    4         authorizing certain K-12 students to use prescribed
    5         pancreatic enzyme supplements under certain
    6         circumstances; requiring the State Board of Education
    7         to adopt rules; providing for indemnification;
    8         providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Paragraph (j) is added to subsection (3) of
   13  section 1002.20, Florida Statutes, to read:
   14         1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights.—Parents of public
   15  school students must receive accurate and timely information
   16  regarding their child’s academic progress and must be informed
   17  of ways they can help their child to succeed in school. K-12
   18  students and their parents are afforded numerous statutory
   19  rights including, but not limited to, the following:
   20         (3) HEALTH ISSUES.—
   21         (j)Use of prescribed pancreatic enzyme supplements.—A
   22  student who has experienced or is at risk for pancreatic
   23  insufficiency or who has been diagnosed as having cystic
   24  fibrosis may carry and self-administer a prescribed pancreatic
   25  enzyme supplement while in school, participating in school
   26  sponsored activities, or in transit to or from school or school
   27  sponsored activities if the school has been provided with
   28  authorization from the student’s parent and prescribing
   29  practitioner. The State Board of Education, in cooperation with
   30  the Department of Health, shall adopt rules for the use of
   31  prescribed pancreatic enzyme supplements which shall include
   32  provisions to protect the safety of all students from the misuse
   33  or abuse of the supplements. A school district, county health
   34  department, public-private partner, and their employees and
   35  volunteers shall be indemnified by the parent of a student
   36  authorized to use prescribed pancreatic enzyme supplements for
   37  any and all liability with respect to the student’s use of the
   38  supplements under this paragraph.
   39         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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