Legislation Would Help Prepare Tenn. Schools to Treat Allergic Reactions

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

East Tennesseans are very familiar with allergies, but those symptoms are usually weather-related. For those battling food allergies, especially children, reactions can be very dangerous.

State legislators are considering a bill that could help children during school hours.

On Tuesday, the House Education Committee will hear an amendment to House Bill 866 (Senate Bill 1146). If passed, the legislation will ensure schools in Tennessee are prepared to treat allergic reactions if a student doesn't have their personal medication or suffers a first-time reaction.

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