Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) is sponsoring new medical safety legislation that will help protect school-age children in California. SB 1266 will require public schools to stock epinephrine auto injectors on campus so critically important medicine can be administered quickly and safely if a student suffers from a serious anaphylactic allergy reaction during school hours. Epinephrine is a hormone that increases heart rate, constricts the blood vessels, and opens the airways.
Current California law allows schools to stock epinephrine, but does not require it. While many California schools are already voluntarily stocking epinephrine, there is no concrete data on how many. Senator Huff’s decision to author SB 1266 follows the successful passage of SB 669, legislation he authored last year that allows properly trained volunteers to administer epinephrine auto injectors on children or adults who suffer a potentially fatal anaphylaxis allergic reaction, without facing civil liability for trying to save a life.
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Source: State Senator Bob Huff