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New York: School bus drivers can administer EpiPens

Aug 28, 2017, NY Metro Parent: Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Legislation Allowing School Bus Drivers to Administer Epinephrine http://www.nymetroparents.com/article/governor-cuomo-signs-bill-allowing-new-york-bus-drivers-to-administer-epinephrine New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that allows school bus drivers (and others employed by private firms providing services to schools) to administer epinephrine using an auto-injector, such as an EpiPen, to a child experiencing anaphylaxis shock, according to a press release. Earlier this summer, the New York State Legislature passed the bill, which is sponsored by Assemblyman David Buchwald of State Assembly 93rd District in Westchester County. With Governor Cuomo’s signature, the bill will soon become law. … Food allergies affect almost 6 percent of children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...Using an epinephrineauto-injector immediately can keep anaphylaxis from worsening and can save someone’s life…. …Though it remains important that students who have severe allergies carry and know how to administer their own epinephrine auto-injectors.