Published Online: November 11, 2014
Published in Print: November 12, 2014, as Teachers in New York State to Give EpiPen Injections

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Teachers in New York State to Give EpiPen Injections

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New York state has crafted new rules allowing trained teachers to administer epinephrine injections to students facing medical emergencies.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo late last month signed into law a measure expanding access to devices known as EpiPens that are commonly used to treat emergency asthma and allergy attacks. The regulations will allow schools to keep EpiPens on hand and authorize teachers trained in their use to administer them to students even if the students don't have prescriptions.

Mr. Cuomo also signed legislation that will allow students with asthma, allergies, diabetes, or other conditions to carry and administer inhalers, insulin injections, or other medications while at school.

Vol. 34, Issue 12, Page 5

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