Bill Text: TX SB2087 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to traumatic injury response protocol and the use of bleeding control kits in public schools.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-21 - Referred to Education [SB2087 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB2087-Introduced.html
  86R8946 GCB-D
 
  By: Hinojosa S.B. No. 2087
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to traumatic injury response protocol and the use of
  bleeding control kits in public schools.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 38, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 38.030 to read as follows:
         Sec. 38.030.  TRAUMATIC INJURY RESPONSE PROTOCOL. (a)  A
  school district or open-enrollment charter school shall develop and
  annually make available a protocol for school employees and
  volunteers to follow in the event of a traumatic injury.
         (b)  The protocol required under this section must provide
  for a school district or open-enrollment charter school to maintain
  and make available to school employees and volunteers a bleeding
  control kit for use in the event of a traumatic injury involving
  blood loss.
         (c)  A bleeding control kit required under this section must
  be a first aid response kit that includes:
               (1)  a tourniquet approved for use in battlefield
  trauma care by the armed forces of the United States;
               (2)  compression bandages;
               (3)  bleeding control bandages;
               (4)  protective gloves;
               (5)  markers;
               (6)  scissors; and
               (7)  instructional documents developed by the American
  College of Surgeons or the United States Department of Homeland
  Security detailing methods to prevent blood loss following a
  traumatic event.
         (d)  In addition to the items listed under Subsection (c), a
  school district or open-enrollment charter school may also include
  in a bleeding control kit any medical material or equipment that:
               (1)  may be readily stored in a bleeding control kit;
               (2)  may be used to adequately treat an injury
  involving traumatic blood loss; and
               (3)  is approved by local law enforcement or emergency
  medical services personnel.
         (e)  A school district or open-enrollment charter school and
  the employees  or volunteers of the district or school are immune
  from civil liability from damages or injuries resulting from the
  good faith use of a bleeding control kit by an employee or volunteer
  of the district or school to control the bleeding of an injured
  person, provided that:
               (1)  the employee or volunteer followed the protocol
  developed under Subsection (a); and
               (2)  the employee or volunteer did not act with gross
  negligence in the use of the bleeding control kit.
         SECTION 2.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, and not later than January 1, 2020, each school
  district and open-enrollment charter school shall develop and
  implement the traumatic injury response protocol required by
  Section 38.030, Education Code, as added by this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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