NURSING BOARD UPHOLDS EARLIER DECISION, SCHOOL NURSES MUST DISPENSE EPILEPSY DRUG
Charleston Gazette (West Virginia)
June 14, 2003, Saturday
Byline: John Heys
Members of the state's nursing board on Friday upheld an earlier decision that school nurses cannot delegate the administration of a drug for severe seizures.
Some school nurses and the West Virginia Epilepsy Foundation had urged board members to reverse a March decision, which said only licensed school nurses or medics and not other trained school staff could administer Diastat, a drug in gel form that is given rectally.
Laura Rhodes, a registered nurse and executive director of the nursing board, said the board's position was consistent with the law and in the best interest of children's safety.
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