Legislators
Bills
Statements
Represent

S.1503: School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

About this Bill

You can read the bill
Sponsor Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 38 (27 Democrats, 1 Independent, 10 Republicans)
Introduced Sept. 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 12, 2013
See it on GovTrack
See it on C-SPAN

Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act, with respect to asthma-related grants for child health services, to give an additional preference to a state that allows self-administration of asthma and anaphylaxis medication and makes a certification concerning the adequacy of the state's civil liability protection law to protect trained school personnel who may administer epinephrine to a student reasonably believed to be having an anaphylactic reaction.

Requires elementary and secondary schools in such a state to: (1) permit trained personnel to administer epinephrine to a student reasonably believed to be having such a reaction, (2) maintain a supply of epinephrine in a secure location that is easily accessible to trained personnel for such treatment, and (3) have in place a plan for having on the school premises during operating hours one or more designated personnel trained in administration of epinephrine.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 12, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6449)