Bill Summary for H 824 (2013-2014)

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Apr 24 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 824 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO HAVE EMERGENCY EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTORS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR USE IN AN EMERGENCY.
Intro. by Glazier, Murry, Holloway, Fulghum.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends new GS 115C-375.2A to exclude transportation to and from school for the definition of school property.Clarifies that the provision requiring local school boards to provide an emergency supply of epinephrine auto-injectors (epi pens)at school-sponsored events applies to those events held on school grounds. Also clarifies that epi pens supplied by a school can be used for students (1) who have knownmedical conditions necessitating the use or availability of an epi penand (2)who are already authorized to possess and self-administer their own medication, but may not be used as the sole medication supply for those students.

Amends GS 115C-238.29F(a) (regarding charter schools) and GS 115C-238.66(7) (regarding regional schools)todirect the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to ensure that charter schools and regional schoolscomply with the provisions of GS 115C-375.2A regarding availability of epi pens at schools. Requires the board of directors of a charter school or a regional school to provide the school with an emergency supply of emergency epi pens necessary to carry out the provisions of GS 115C-375.2A.

Amends the bill title.

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