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Nurses unhappy with diabetic ruling

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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:00 am

Local school nurses are not happy with the California Supreme Court’s ruling Monday to allow trained but unlicensed employees to administer insulin to diabetic students if a nurse is unavailable, claiming it will be a disservice to fragile students.

“We agree it compromises student safety,” said Sheri Coburn, San Joaquin County Office of Education’s director of Comprehensive Health Programs. She oversees school nurses in districts across the county, including Lodi Unified.

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