S.1232 - Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Dodd, Christopher J. [D-CT] (Introduced 04/26/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/26/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5210-5211) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1232 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/26/2007)
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2007 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and make available to local educational agencies a policy to manage the risk of food allergy and anaphylaxis in schools to be implemented on a voluntary basis only. Directs that such policy address: (1) a parental obligation to provide the school with information regarding a student's food allergy and risk of 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 such food allergy management guidelines.