Legislation that requires public schools to stock epinephrine auto injectors — commonly known as epi-pens — on campus passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier today. SB 1266, authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), will help save lives by ensuring 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.
“Anaphylaxis is a potentially lethal allergic reaction and the number of children with this condition is skyrocketing,” said Senator Huff. “A reaction 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 simple as latex. Reactions can be so severe, even fatal, without prompt action. Epinephrine – commonly known as adrenalin – is the first line of treatment. It can be easily administered and it can take as little as five …read more
Source: State Senator Bob Huff