House Approves Bill to Improve Food Allergy Policies

May 7, 2018

Recognizing the very real dangers of food allergies in children, we passed House Bill 5452. This legislation will protect children in mortal danger. Extreme food allergies are a growing threat, affecting millions of children and adults nationwide. Ensuring all children with life-threatening allergies can carry EpiPens - and that these can be used on school buses - will save lives.

The bill requires the state Department of Education to revise guidelines for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies and glycogen storage disease and make these guidelines available to each local and regional board of education.