Public Schools to Stock Epinephrine Auto Injectors Beginning Next Year
SACRAMENTO: SB1266, authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The measure will require public schools to stock epinephrine auto injectors on campus so critically important medicine can be administered quickly and safely in 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.