Editorial: Brown Should Sign Epilepsy Drug Bill Into Law
Now that a bill (SB 161), which would allow non-medical employees in schools to administer the anti-seizure drug Diastat to students who experience epileptic seizures, has passed through the California Legislature, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) "should sign this potentially lifesaving measure," an Inland Valley Daily Bulletin editorial argues. "It would be better, certainly, if there were more school nurses on public school campuses across the state, but many of those jobs have disappeared as districts have had to slash their budgets," the editorial notes, adding, "So it only makes sense to make lifesaving treatment available by other school personnel who voluntarily get training."
- "Gov. Should Sign Seizure Bill" (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, 9/3).