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Virginia: House bill would authorize schools to stock Albuterol inhalers for emergencies

Jan 24, 2020, Charlottesville (VA) Daily Progress: Bell's inhaler, EpiPen, bus driver, Scottsville bills advance https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/politics/bell-s-inhaler-bus-driver-scottsville-bills-advance/article_3c04ee25-6d23-5a72-8186-973ebcb0cfdb.html Several bills from Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle received committee and subcommittee endorsements this week. Among those bills is HB 860, which would authorize school nurses to stock Albuterol inhalers at the school and would authorize them to administer the medication to students in emergencies. Under current law, school nurses only can administer asthma inhalers if the student has a prescription and provides the medication. The bill, which was requested by Albemarle County school nurses, passed unanimously through the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee on Tuesday and now heads to the full House for a vote. On Wednesday, HB 351 received unanimous support from the Education Committee and has been referred to the Appropriations Committee. …