Despite 92 co-sponsors in the House and 38 in the Senate, the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act – introduced in 2001 by Senator Dick Durban (D-TN) and Representative David Roe (R-TN) – has stalled in committee. This legislation is vital to protect the health and well-being of our school students.
I stand in solidarity with David Bloom of www.snacksafely.com in bringing attention to this issue. His recent post on May 7th, 2013 explains this issue very well:
"Notwithstanding the epic failure of our federal legislature, a number of states have taken up the challenge and are introducing legislation that would allow their schools to stock emergency doses of epinephrine to be administered by staff when a child is suffering an apparent anaphylactic reaction. The federal legislation would provide incentives to states to pass such laws as well as adopt the necessary good samaritan legislation to shield school employees from liability."
Reports of school-aged children dying of anaphylactic reactions are on the rise; now is the time to act! Please sign this petition to urge our lawmakers to pass this important legislation!
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