State law, effective July 1, 2012, authorizes school personnel to administer auto-injectable epinephrine to students experiencing anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is potentially life threatening and may occur as a reaction to insect stings or bites, foods, medications, and other allergens.
School health rooms are now stocked with auto-injectable epinephrine(EpiPens) for those students who experience signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis during on site school activities. Parents of students prescribed an EpiPen by their health care provider must provide an auto-injectable epinephrine for use at school and school-sponsored activities. Students that provide authorization from their health care provider and written parent/guardian permission may carry their Epi-Pens. Please contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns.
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