Legislation that requires public schools to stock epinephrine auto injectors — commonly known as epi-pens — on campus has passed its final policy test in the State Assembly, gaining the unanimous support of legislators who serve on the Assembly Education Committee. 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.
“I think we can all agree that keeping children safe at school is one of government’s most basic obligations to parents,” said Senator Huff during the most recent committee hearing. “We have a new health epidemic in schools which warrants our attention to that obligation, life threatening allergies.”
Potentially fatal anaphylactic allergic reactions can and have taken place when a person is stung by a bee, ingests food such as shellfish or nuts, or even …read more
Source: State Senator Bob Huff