Lawmakers OK Allergy Shots in Ohio Schools

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio House passes a bill that makes it much easier for schools to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions.

The bill was approved Wednesday by the House and now will go to the state Senate for consideration.

The action wouldn't force schools to stock epinephrine injectors. But it would make it easier for schools to stock the injectors by removing barriers such as cost.

Currently, parents who know their child has allergies can send epinephrine with their child to school. But it's illegal for school nurses to dispense doses to anyone else who might have an allergic reaction at school.

The bill outlines the training to be provided and the liability protection for the trained employees who administer the drug.

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