Editorial: Ruling Allowing School Staffers To Administer Rx Drugs Puts Students’ Needs First
A Contra Costa Times editorial argues that the state Supreme Court's recent ruling that trained, unlicensed school employees can administer insulin injections and other medications to children in public schools "marks a victory for reasonableness over financially self-interested unions." However, it says that nurses groups already are "talking about seeking U.S. Supreme Court intervention" on the issue and could "lobby state legislators" to change California law and "force schools to spend limited funds to employ more nurses." It concludes, "Lawmakers must say no. For students' sake, it's time to move on."
- "California Supreme Court Insulin Ruling Places Student Needs Ahead of Union Self-Interest" (Contra Costa Times, 8/13).