epi pen jr. laws in school?

Posted on: Thu, 09/23/2004 - 1:25am
sueqtpie's picture
Joined: 03/03/2003 - 09:00

Currently we are changing my sons "rule" for his PA. but the dr. apt is not until MOnday..so

My question is what are the laws re: a child carrying the epi pen on HIM? He is age 7........I have to refill and as you all you it is costly.....but also at this point it is not on the bus. and I want it to be on his person.........but they want the dr. to note it etc........

Just wanted back up on the LAW and if there is any?

Posted on: Thu, 09/23/2004 - 2:44am
Joanne's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

Found this on FAAN's website:

Posted on: Thu, 09/23/2004 - 5:19am
Nutternomore's picture
Joined: 08/02/2002 - 09:00

Here is a comprehensive listing by state re:students and meds.

Posted on: Thu, 09/23/2004 - 12:01pm
MimiM's picture
Joined: 10/10/2003 - 09:00

I considered posting a thread asking the exact same question. When school first started this year, I asked for my son to be able to carry his own epipen. Mainly because there would be absolutely no access to it when he's on the bus. Also, if he was to go some place after school, he would need to have one accessible.
I was told that she was going to get back to me on that. She wanted about a week to get settled and to think about it. In the meantime, they needed paperwork from my son's allergist so I requested from his doctor that if he had any comments about that issue to please share them with the nurse as she was trying to make a decision.
I'm not sure what/if he said to her but less than a week later, she called me to say that it would be permitted. Yay!
Reading the last post I found out that we do not actually live in a state that has laws to support self possession of Epipen in schools. I guess we're lucky though.
Good luck!

Posted on: Thu, 09/23/2004 - 12:35pm
Timmysmom's picture
Joined: 10/16/2003 - 09:00

Thank you Nutternomore, for that above link!! I never knew what the laws were regarding carrying Epi-Pens, and didn't know where to begin really. My son just entered Kindergarten so I'm new to the laws and what his rights are, although not new to PA. I live in NY, so right now it's pending. I wasn't sure if it was up to the Doctor, school or if there was such a law regarding carrying your own Epi-pen.
Mom to Timmy, 5 yrs, PA
DD 7 1/2 yrs NKA
DS 3 yrs NKA

Posted on: Fri, 09/24/2004 - 5:11am
sueqtpie's picture
Joined: 03/03/2003 - 09:00

Thank you for the websites and the replys. I live in Tn., just moved here a year ago from Long Island,......seems that this state does NOT allow epi pens., but I shall still pursue it via my doctors request. Thanks again. Sue

Posted on: Fri, 09/24/2004 - 7:39am
Jana R's picture
Joined: 02/09/1999 - 09:00

Action Alert to legislation: HR 2023 companion bill: encourages states to protect students' rights to carry prescribed lifesaving asthma and anaphylaxis medications while at school. Call and urge your senators to cosponsor and vote in favor of S. 2815.
The bill encourages states to protect students' rights to carry prescribed lifesaving asthma and anaphylaxis medications while at school. Call and urge your legislators to vote in favor of HR 2023.
Click and edit the message to e-mail your representative about legislation:
(I seem to have problems linking to the Thomas site but here is the text - hope this works): [url="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c108:2:./temp/~c1086hRf89::"]http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c108:2:./temp/~c1086hRf89::[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 09/24/2004 - 3:22pm
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Posted on: Mon, 08/22/2005 - 11:37pm
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Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

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