10/16/2013 8:58 AM
CHARLESTON - State education officials will consider allowing teachers to give emergency injections to any student who has a severe allergic reaction.
A policy proposed by the Department of Education would put EpiPens in public schools. Teachers would be trained on how to use the auto-injectors. The state's existing policy doesn't allow a student to receive an EpiPen injection if he or she doesn't have a prescription or prior diagnosis. Each county school system can choose whether to participate.
Public comment on the proposal will be accepted until November 9.