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Plan to let non-nurses give kids epilepsy drug stalls
Sacramento Bee

A state Senate bill to let school employees administer an emergency drug to epileptic children was shelved Thursday, 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 a child, via the rectum, doses of the drug Diastat if the child was having a seizure. After passing two other committees with bipartisan support, SB 1051 died in the Senate Appropriations Committee.