Tuesday, March 5, 2013

House Votes to Protect Students From Severe Allergy Attacks

OKLAHOMA CITY – Severe allergy reactions can quickly end a life, according to the author of a House bill approved today by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

House Bill 2101, by state Rep. Will Fourkiller, would allow school nurses to administer an epinephrine shot to students having a severe allergic reaction.

“This legislation could save a life,” said Fourkiller, D-Stilwell. “Anyone who has ever known someone with a severe allergy knows how important it is for them to be treated before they go into anaphylactic shock. There are young people out there who may not know everything they are allergic to and we need to have something on hand in schools to address a severe allergic reaction.”

House Bill 2101 was approved by a vote of 73-18 and now advances to the state Senate.

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