Current law (SB 1266; BP/AR 5141.21) now
requires schools to provide emergency epinephrine for individuals who may be
experiencing anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is
a severe allergic reaction which can occur after expose to an allergen, an
insect sting or even (rare) after exercise.
Without immediate administration of
epinephrine and summoning Emergency Medical Services (911), death could
occur. Certain individuals may
experience anaphylaxis that have no known previous history an allergy and
therefore, may not have their own prescription. A school staff member will
administer this emergency injection to any student believed to be suffering
from anaphylaxis and activate Emergency Management Services (911). Parent will
be notified of the emergency and action taken.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT your child to receive the
emergency epinephrine injection, please NOTIFY THE SCHOOL IN WRITING.
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