The New York State Senate Bill S1239, which expands the authorization for trained unlicensed school personnel to administer all glucagon options in instances of severe low blood sugar emergencies, has been signed into law. The updated language helps school-aged children with type 1 diabetes, their families, school personnel, and healthcare professionals have access to and be trained on the full range of glucagon preparations available today for a severe hypoglycemia emergency.

Previously, training was limited to injectable glucagon (including the new autoinjectors now available).
The new legislation means that training for emergency administration of glucagon to non- healthcare professionals may now be expanded to nasal delivery methods.