In 2013 President Obama signed H.R. 2094, also known as the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, which gives states preference for certain federal grants by showing their schools are prepared for severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks. While the focus of this act targeted food allergies and asthma, it impacts anyone who has a severe allergic reaction on school property.

In order to qualify all schools in the state must:

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    Maintain an emergency supply of epinephrine auto injectors
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    Ensure staff is trained & available to properly administer medication during school hours.
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    Address liability concerns for those who administer the medication in good faith

This is great news for parents and children with known and unknown severe allergies.

In 2016 the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America compared each state against 23 key measures in three categories that affect people with asthma and allergies in schools. Find out how your state ranks and learn more about 2016 State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools and at https://www.aafa.org/state-honor-roll.

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