The Senate Health Committee voted unanimously to approve SB 1266 by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) which requires public schools to stock epinephrine auto injectors – commonly known as epi-pens – on campus. According to expert testimony during the committee hearing, this critically important medicine can be administered quickly and safely if a student suffers from a serious allergic reaction during school hours. California law allows public schools to stock epinephrine, but does not require it.
“This bill will save lives by ensuring emergency medication is available at schools, so we can be sure that all students with allergies are safe at school even when they don’t know they have any allergy,” Senator Huff said. “Anaphylaxis is a potentially lethal allergic reaction and the number of children with this condition is skyrocketing. It can happen when a person is stung by a bee, ingests food such as shellfish or nuts, or even comes in contact with something as …read more
Source: State Senator Bob Huff