Law to Require EpiPen Policy in Schools - - ABC13

Law to Require EpiPen Policy in Schools


Richmond, VA - Virginia will soon have a law that addresses how schools treat severe allergic reactions.

Gov. McDonnell plans to sign the law Thursday at a middle school in Richmond.

It requires that each school carry epinephrine auto-injectors and adopt policies on how nurses and employees use them by the upcoming school year.

EpiPens are used to counter the effects of an allergic reaction that can be deadly in some cases. This bill was introduced in January, not long after a 7-year-old in Chesterfield County died from an allergic reaction to peanuts.

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