Bus Drivers with Diabetes Vindicated

Sep 1, 1998

Arizona and North Carolina recently agreed not to fire or refuse to hire school bus drivers simply because they have diabetes. Both states had laws that prohibited people with diabetes who use insulin from operating a school bus, and had enforced these laws without regard to an individual's safety record.

The U.S. Justice Department challenged the laws under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and recently reached an agreement with both states to have them enact new regulations that do not discriminate against drivers with diabetes.

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Categories: Diabetes, Driving, Government & Policy, Insulin, Type 1 Issues


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