State Senate Committee Approves Bill To Require California School Districts To Stock EpiPens
On Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee unanimously approved a bill (SB 1266) by Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) that would require school districts to stock emergency epinephrine auto-injectors, or EpiPens, so trained personnel are able to provide emergency care to individuals suffering from a severe allergic reaction. Health care and allergy groups support the bill, while the California Teachers Association, the California School Employees Association and the California Federation of Teachers oppose the measure. The bill now heads to the Senate Health Committee.
- "EpiPen Bill Advances, With Testimony From Natalie Giorgi's Mom" (Siders, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 4/2).
- "California Bill Would Require Public Schools To Stock Allergy Injectors" ("KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 4/2).