Florida Senate - 2023 SB 466 By Senator Garcia 36-01918-23 2023466__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the care of students with epilepsy 3 or seizure disorders; amending s. 1006.0626, F.S.; 4 requiring school employees and certain individuals to 5 receive certain training at a specified interval; 6 providing an effective date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section 11 1006.0626, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 12 1006.0626 Care of students with epilepsy or seizure 13 disorders.— 14 (3) The school nurse or an appropriate school employee of a 15 school that receives an ISAP pursuant to subsection (2) shall: 16 (b) Ensure
Verifythat each school employee or individual 17 who works with school-sponsored programs outside of the regular 18 school day is trained every 2 years whose duties include regular19 contact with the student has completed trainingin the care of 20 students with epilepsy and seizure disorders. The training must 21 include how to recognize the symptoms of and provide care for 22 epilepsy and seizure disorders. To assist schools in meeting 23 this requirement, the Department of Education shall identify on 24 its website one or more online training courses that are 25 provided by a nonprofit national organization that supports the 26 welfare of individuals with epilepsy and seizure disorders and 27 are available free of charge to schools. 28 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.