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Erie County Legislature Supports State Legislation to Modernize the State Education Law and Empower Students with Certain Medical Conditions


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Buffalo, NY- The Erie County Legislature, at a regular session held in “Old County Hall”  on Thursday, September 4, 2014, unanimously passed a resolution, submitted by Peter J. Savage, III (D-Buffalo), encouraging the Governor to sign state legislation (Senate Bill S7758-2013 and Assembly Bill A9334-2013) that will empower students in the State of New York in their own health care by authorizing students to bring to school or school events the critical health care medications or devices that are prescribed by their health care provider.

Legislator Savage said, “This sensible legislation will help to ensure that children who suffer from food allergies and other medical conditions will have the immediate access to critically needed medicines such as an epinephrine auto injector.”

This legislation would allow students to self- administer treatment and also empowers school personnel to be trained by licensed health care providers to assist students in the event of an emergency, when seconds can really matter in saving the life of a young person.  The Legislation specifically holds school districts harmless in terms of legal and financial liability due to the implementation of this legislation.