Synopsis As Introduced Creates the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act. Provides that the purpose of the Act is to allow schools to have access to life-saving emergency epinephrine auto-injectors if and when a student has an anaphylaxis reaction and to allow the school to have personnel trained to administer an emergency epinephrine auto-injector. Provides that a school district may provide emergency epinephrine auto-injectors to trained personnel, and trained personnel may utilize those epinephrine auto-injectors to provide emergency medical. Provides that each public and private elementary and secondary school in the State may make emergency epinephrine auto-injectors and trained personnel available at its school and may designate one or more school personnel to receive initial and annual refresher training. Sets forth provisions concerning trained personnel, minimum standards and training, school plan, and limitation of liability. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Creates the School Emergency Use of Epinephrine Task Force. Requires the Task Force to make recommendations for school district responses to anaphylaxis emergencies that occur at school or at school-sponsored activities in such cases where (i) a student's prescribed epinephrine auto-injector is not available when the emergency occurs or (ii) an undiagnosed student is showing life-threatening symptoms of anaphylaxis. Provides that the Task Force shall gather information and make recommendations concerning the permissible storage of emergency epinephrine auto-injectors in a school building. Sets forth provisions concerning the first meeting of the Task Force, the composition of the Task Force, expert and agency assistance, duties of the Task Force, compensation, and reporting to the General Assembly. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Changes the provision concerning self administration of medication to include school nurse administration. Provides that a school district or nonpublic school may authorize the provision of an epinephrine auto-injector to a student or any authorized personnel to administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a student, that meets the prescription on file. Provides that a school district or nonpublic school may authorize a school nurse do certain acts pertaining to the provision or administration of an epinephrine auto-injector to a student. Contains certain exemptions from liability, except for willful and wanton conduct, for acts that result in injury arising from the use of an epinephrine auto injector. Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to make a corresponding change. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.