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SB 161 - Administration of Epilepsy Medication in Schools - Key Vote

California Key Votes

Ricardo Lara voted Nay (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (46-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Administration of Epilepsy Medication in Schools

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes non-medical personnel to administer epilepsy medication to students at school in the absence of a licensed physician or trained nurse, upon completion of voluntary training.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that medication should be administered by medical personnel whenever possible (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools to provide non-medical employees with voluntary emergency medical training (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the parent or guardian of a student with epilepsy to request that the school train a staff member in anti-seizure medication administration or select currently licensed medical personnel in the district to administer the medication (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the department to develop training guidelines for employees and post these instructions online (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the school to notify a medically licensed professional every time emergency epilepsy medication has been administered (Sec 2.)
  • Requires the school administrator or a school staff member to notify a parent or guardian when an emergency anti-seizure medication has been administered to their child (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-4) - (Key vote)

Title: Administration of Epilepsy Medication in Schools

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Administration of Epilepsy Medication in Schools

Sponsors

  • Robert S. 'Bob' Huff (CA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Linda Halderman (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael J. Rubio (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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