Education Law

Article 19 Section 921
Allows licensed registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians to train unlicensed school personnel to inject glucagon or epinephrine auto-injectors in emergency situations to pupils who have written health care provider, and parental permission.

Commissioner's Regulation

Commissioners Regulation 136.7 - Self-administration of Certain Medications by Students
Identifies requirements for students to carry and use diabetes medications independently in school and training that should be provided to staff 


Expanded Methods of Administration of Glucagon (NYSED 8/2021)
Effective August 2, 2021, Education Law § 921 was amended to allow trained unlicensed personnel to administer glucagon by any route, including intra-nasally and by other routes of administration that may become available in the future. 

Clarification on Insulin Pumps (NYSED 3/2012)
Clarifies the role of medically unlicensed school personnel in pump management

Training of Unlicensed Individuals in the Injection of Glucagon in Emergency Situations (NYSED 3/2004) 

Glucagon Meeting - NYS Office of Professions (NYSED 7/2003) 

School Executive's Bulletin - Blood Glucose Monitoring (EMSC 1/2001)
Students must be allowed to test their blood glucose anytime and anywhere, and school staff may assist with this task.

See also:

  • Diabetes
  • Medication
    The Guidelines for Medication Management In Schools contain specific sections on BG testing, insulin, and glucagon in schools.

Page Updated 11/21/22