By Senator Bob Huff Today Governor Brown signed legislation authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) that will protect children and adults who suffer from serious and potentially life-threatening allergies. SB 669 enables California to join a growing group of states which properly trains volunteers to administer EpiPens on children or adults who suffer a potentially fatal allergic reaction, without facing civil liability for trying to save a life.
“This bill will save lives,” said Senator Huff. “We have similar protections set up in schools but fatal allergies don’t go away when a student steps off the school grounds.”
SB 669 has earned the support of many in the medical community including the nationally renowned, Dr. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, one of the nation’s leading allergy physicians who leads translational research and clinical studies at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and directs the Nadeau Laboratory at Stanford.
“…the bill would allow for a process where volunteers such as Scout leaders and Little League coaches may be certified to carry an epinephrine auto injector (EAI) and administer as needed,” Dr. Nadeau writes in a letter to Governor Brown. “Allowing volunteers, particularly those that work with children, to be prepared for an allergic …read more
Source: State Senator Bob Huff