S. 1884 (112th): School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

Introduced:
Nov 17, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 3627 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 08, 2011

Sponsor
Richard Durbin
Senior Senator from Illinois
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Nov 17, 2011
Length
9 pages
Related Bills
S. 1503 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 12, 2013

H.R. 3627 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 08, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on November 17, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Nov 17, 2011
Referred to Committee Nov 17, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to provide States with incentives to require elementary schools and secondary schools to maintain, and permit school personnel to administer, epinephrine at schools.

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Cosponsors
38 cosponsors (25D, 12R, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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11/17/2011--Introduced.
School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in awarding grants to states under the children's asthma treatment grants program, to favor states that require their public elementary and secondary schools to:
(1) permit authorized personnel to administer epinephrine to any student believed to be having an anaphylactic reaction, and
(2) maintain a supply of epinephrine that is prescribed by a licensed physician and is stored in a secure and easily accessible location.
(States given this preference are also required by current law to require those schools to authorize students, under certain conditions, to self-administer medication to treat their asthma or anaphylaxis.)
Requires such states to also have a Good Samaritan law protecting school employees and agents from liability related to the administration of epinephrine to students believed, in good faith, to be having an anaphylactic reaction.

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