Editorial: Let Non-Medical Personnel Give Epilepsy Drug
A Sacramento Bee editorial states that "California Senate leaders â¦ need to permit a vote" on legislation (SB 161) that "would authorize school administrators, teachers and other volunteer staff members to administer a prescription drug in suppository form that can stop seizures." According to the editorial, "Some of the state's top experts on epilepsy testified in legislative hearings that people who aren't nurses are perfectly capable of administering [the drug], and that the consequences of doing nothing are severe." The Bee concludes that "hard-working and dedicated school employees ought [to] be able to choose to volunteer to help a child in distress."
- "Senate Leaders Should OK Vote on Epilepsy Bill" (Sacramento Bee, 5/23).