Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
Section 98. (a) Each school district shall provide and maintain a supply of emergency epinephrine auto-injectors on site at each school facility for use by trained school personnel, to provide emergency medical aid to persons suffering from an anaphylactic reaction during the school day and at school-sponsored events on school property. Each school facility shall store, in a secure but unlocked and easily accessible location on school property, a minimum of 2 epinephrine auto-injectors. For purposes of this section, "school property" does not include transportation to or from school.
(b) The principal of each school shall collaborate with appropriate school personnel to develop an emergency action plan for the use of epinephrine auto-injectors in an emergency. The plan shall include at least the following:
(i) standards and procedures for the storage and emergency use of epinephrine auto-injectors by trained school personnel;
(ii) training of school personnel in recognizing symptoms of anaphylaxis; and
(iii) emergency follow-up procedures, including calling emergency services and contacting a student's parent and physician.
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