From Tyler Glick
Frankfort,Ky – This afternoon in the State Capitol Rotunda, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was joined by a large crowd of students, parents, medical professionals, and health advocates as he signed House Bill 172 into law. The new bill encourages schools to possess at least two stock epinephrine auto-injectors on campus to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Schools who choose to keep the emergency medication on campus will now implement policies and procedures for managing a life-threatening allergic reaction. In addition, the law creates a mechanism for schools to receive or purchase epinephrine auto-injectors through area health departments and directs the KY Department for Public Health to develop the proper clinical protocols.