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Kids’ emergency epilepsy drug bill gets shelved
Sacramento Bee

A state Senate bill to let school employees administer an emergency drug to epileptic children was shelved today, prompting complaints from its author that unions blocked it.

Senate Bill 1051 would have authorized non-nursing school staff to volunteer to be trained to give children, via the rectum, doses of the drug Diastat if the children were having a seizure. The proposal will not move to the Senate floor because it did not go to a vote today before the Senate Appropriations Committee.