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Bills signed on school CPR, allergy drugs

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed bills allowing schools to
offer CPR classes and requiring them to stock injectable drugs for use if a
student has a severe allergic reaction.

Senate Bill 1421 signed Thursday requires regular and charter schools to stock
two juvenile doses and two adult doses of injectable epinephrine
(eh-PEN’-eh-frihn) at each school if the Legislature provides the money.
Policies and training for staff also are required.

Backers argued schools need to stock the drugs in case a child who has an
undiagnosed allergy has a reaction.

Senate Bill 1337 encourages schools to provide CPR training to students in
grades 7 through 12. An earlier version of the bill made the training mandatory
but it was amended to allow voluntary compliance. Backers argued it would save


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