nurses http://kvpr.org en California Supreme Court Rules in School Insulin Case http://kvpr.org/post/california-supreme-court-rules-school-insulin-case <p>The California Supreme Court has ruled that school employees without medical licenses can give insulin shots to diabetic students in some cases.</p><p>Monday’s unanimous ruling reverses a lower court decision that permitted only licensed nurses to give the shots.</p><p>Dr. Francisco Prieto is with the American Diabetes Association. He says the ruling is necessary to keep students at understaffed schools safe.</p><p>“Most schools do not have a full time nurse present all day long and kids with diabetes need care,” says Prieto.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:02:39 +0000 Harry Gibbons 19980 at http://kvpr.org California Supreme Court Rules in School Insulin Case Nurse Practitioner Measure Stalls in California Assembly http://kvpr.org/post/nurse-practitioner-measure-stalls-california-assembly <div><p>The push to change California law to allow nurse practitioners more independence from doctors suffered a major setback today in an Assembly committee. Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone has more.</p><p>The Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection voted down the measure, but the bill’s author says he wants it reconsidered.&nbsp; Democratic State Senator Ed Hernandez says lifting restrictions on nurses would help meet a new demand for primary care under the Affordable Care Act, especially in areas without enough doctors.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 01:04:04 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 19598 at http://kvpr.org Nurse Practitioner Measure Stalls in California Assembly