Georgia Governor Deal signed into law State Bill 126 which authorizes schools to stock levalbuterol/albuterol

Governor Deal signed into law State Bill 126 (SB126) which authorizes schools  to stock levalbuterol/albuterol and provides immunity for trained staff to administer the lifesaving medication to a student believed in good faith be experiencing respiratory distress, regardless of whether the student has a prescription for albuterol/levalbuterol.  This authorization and protections under the law will enhance the ability of school nurses and properly trained personnel to implement comprehensive protocols for responding to asthma emergencies while protecting all students experiencing respiratory distress in school settings.    Announcement of the new law was covered by local CBS news affiliate featuring Jon Ramsey and Dr. Traci Bridges who authored the bill.


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More info:

Francesca Lopez, MSPH, AE-C, Program Manager

Georgia Asthma Control Program

Adolescent and School Health

Chronic Disease Prevention Section

Georgia Department of Public Health

2 Peachtree Street, NW

16th floor

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Phone: 404-651-7324

Fax: 770-357-9696

Mobile: 404-719-1448



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