Medical mistakes scare public school parents

Posted at 12:11 PM, Oct 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-28 14:39:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - All Central Virginia schools are not equal when it comes to student health care. Most Virginia schools do not have a registered nurse (RN) on-duty five days a week during school hours.

That is one reason why Catherine Martin decided to pull her diabetic daughter Lily out of  Chesterfield County Public Schools. Martin said a series of medical mistakes made by a nurse's aide at her daughter's school pushed her to make the move.

"I would say in the first week of school, making two life-threatening mistakes would raise some suspicions about what actually went on and if they are indeed proficient," Martin said.

Martin story was not unique as CBS 6 reporter Tracy Sears investigated other claims parents made about the quality of health care their child received at school.

What are the reasons for their concern? And what, if anything, are local school systems doing to address the issue? Watch CBS 6 reporter Tracy Sears's investigation -- Tuesday night on the CBS 6 News at 11.

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