FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2014
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Legislature Puts Health & Safety Needs of Children First
Emergency Student Treatment Legislation Passes Final Legislative Test
SACRAMENTO: SB 1266, authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), passed its final legislative test today, passing off the Senate Floor with unanimous support. The measure, which now heads to the governor for his signature, 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.
This issue recently drew the attention of President Obama, who signed federal legislation that rewards states who require stock epinephrine in schools, by giving them possible preferential treatment in the awarding of certain grants (HR 2094 – School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act). Current California law allows schools to stock epinephrine, but does not require it. Continue reading