Bill

HB 684

86(R) - 2019
House Public Education
Senate Education
House Public Education
Senate Education

Contact the Author

Travis Clardy

Phone:

512-463-0592

Capitol Office:

Room E2.818

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Travis Clardy
Stephanie Klick
Mayes Middleton

Co-Author(s)

Trent Ashby
Greg Bonnen
Jay Dean
Alex Dominguez
Justin Holland
Donna Howard
Julie Johnson
Stan Lambert
Rick Miller
Evelina Ortega
Tan Parker
John Zerwas

Sponsor(s)

Bryan Hughes

Bill Caption

Relating to training requirements for public school nurses and certain other school personnel regarding seizure recognition and related first aid.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 684 would provide that a parent of a student with a seizure disorder who seeks care for the student's seizures while the student is at school must submit to the school district a copy of a seizure management and treatment plan developed by the parent and the physician responsible for the student's seizure treatment. The plan must identify the health care services the student may receive at school, evaluate the student's ability to manage and level of understanding of the student's seizures, and be signed by the parent and physician. This bill would also provide that care of a student under a seizure management plan is within the scope of duties of the district employee's employment.

Additionally, this bill would require school nurses to complete an online course regarding managing students with seizure disorders. School district employees whose duties include regular contact with students would be required to complete an online course regarding awareness of students with seizure disorders.

Finally, this bill would require principals at each school district at which a student with a seizure disorder is enrolled to: (1) seek school employees to serve as unlicensed seizure care assistants, and (2) make efforts to ensure that the campus has at least one unlicensed seizure assistant if a full-time nurse is assigned to the campus, and at least three unlicensed seizure care assistants if a full-time nurse is not assigned to the campus.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 684 because it does not promote or violate any of our principles.

Organizations Supporting

Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

Contact the Author

Travis Clardy

Phone:

512-463-0592

Capitol Office:

Room E2.818

Email: