On Monday, Aug. 19, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation allowing schools across the state to store an undesignated supply of glucagon to treat students with diabetes.

“Ensuring schools across the state have access to glucagon will better serve our students, parents and communities,” said Pritzker in a statement from his office. 

Under the new law, undesignated glucagon must be stored in a location immediately accessible to a school nurse or a designated care aid who can administer it to a student if authorized.

After the administration of undesignated glucagon, a school must immediately notify the student’s parent, guardian or emergency contact.

The bill — House Bill 822 — takes effect immediately.