H.R.1378 - To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, to develop guidelines to be used on a voluntary basis to develop plans to manage the risk of food allergy and anaphylaxis in schools and early childhood education programs, to establish school-based food allergy management grants, and for other purposes.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] (Introduced 03/06/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||03/09/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.1378 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/06/2009)
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2009 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and make available to local educational agencies, schools, early childhood education programs, and other interested entities voluntary guidelines to develop plans for individuals to manage the risk of food allergy and anaphylaxis in schools and early childhood education programs. Directs that such guidelines address: (1) parental obligation to provide the documentation of their child's allergies; (2) the creation of an individual food allergy management plan for each such child; (3) communication between schools or programs and emergency medical services; (4) reduction of exposure to anaphylactic causative agents; (5) food allergy management training; and (6) administration of epinephrine.
Allows the Secretary to award matching grants to assist local educational agencies in implementing such food allergy and anaphylaxis management guidelines.