HARRISBURG, Pa. - A new law will help keep kids with severe allergies safe going to and from school.
Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Act 2 of 2017, which gives school bus drivers and crossing guards civil immunity when administering EpiPens to students experiencing an allergic reaction.
The bill was sponsored by Rep. Justin Simmons, who represents parts of Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties.
Under the law, a school bus driver or crossing guard must complete a training program first to be qualified to use the EpiPen.
It does not require districts or bus companies to enact an EpiPen policy.
The law takes effect in 60 days.
Pennsylvania is closer to complying with a federal law that requires people to prove they are legal U.S. residents in order for their driver's licenses to be valid for federal purposes.Read More »
- Insurance chief would lead new health, human services agency
- Pennsylvania's US senators react to Trump's proposed budget
- Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce universal background check for firearm sales
- 3 white men, 2 white women seated for Cosby jury
- Penn State trustees to weigh changes to Greek system
- Man indicted in double stabbing that left ex-girlfriend dead, Bucks man injured
- Updated Cosby arrives for Day 3 of jury selection
- Environmental group to spend $130K in governor's race
- Life Lessons: Wisdom Wednesday: Finding your authentic self
- Schuylkill man to appear in court; accused of leaving 3 young children alone, 1 in 'cage'
- Man suspected of robbing Forks Verizon store set for preliminary hearing
- Some rain this morning followed by clouds and some sunny breaks this afternoon
- Bethel-Tulpehocken Library anticipates major renovations
- Exeter Township Police enforce zero-tolerance policy
- Pa. DEP holds IESI Landfill meeting
- Easton's new police headquarters taking shape