State Nursing Board Opposes Anti-Seizure Drug Bill
The state Board of Registered Nursing yesterday voted 7-1 to oppose a bill (SB 1051), by Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), that would authorize school employees to administer an anti-seizure drug to students in an emergency. Nurses unions oppose the bill, saying that only licensed medical personnel should treat such students, though supporters of the bill say that quick administration of the drug to convulsing students could prevent brain injury or even death. The bill has passed the Senate education and health committees and will be considered by the appropriations committee Monday.
- "Nursing Board Opposes Student Anti-Seizure Bill" (Martindale, Orange County Register, 5/19).