Proposed rule would allow teachers to administer EpiPens

Local - 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.


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