S.3980 - Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Dodd, Christopher J. [D-CT] (Introduced 09/28/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||09/28/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3980 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/28/2006)
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2006 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and make available to local educational agencies a voluntary policy to manage the risk of food allergy and anaphylaxis in schools. Directs that such policy address: (1) a parental obligation to provide the school with information regarding a student's food allergy and anaphylaxis; (2) creation of an individual health care plan tailored to each student with a documented risk for anaphylaxis; (3) communication strategies between schools and emergency medical services; (4) strategies to reduce the risk of exposure in classrooms and common areas; (5) food allergy management training of school personnel; and (6) authorization and training of school personnel to administer epinephrine when the school nurse is not immediately available.
Allows the Secretary to award grants to assist local educational agencies in implementing food allergy management guidelines contained in the policy.