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Illinois: Bill would require school/daycare staff training for severe allergic reactions

Feb 14, 2020, Chicago, IL, Center Square: Illinois bill would mandate allergic reaction training in schools, daycares A new proposal in Springfield would create a uniform standard to prepare schools and daycare facilities for handling severe allergic reactions. House Bill 3983, sponsored by Northbrook Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, would require state officials to establish anaphylactic policies for school districts and daycare centers. They would include procedure and treatment plans, a training course on how to respond to a severe allergic reaction, strategies for reducing exposure to specific foods or other allergens known to cause anaphylactic reactions, and other measures. … There are federal guidelines that address many of these issues, but those are voluntary for states and local school districts. Canada and Australia have comprehensive child allergy policies.


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