HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Legislation headed to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf would allow bus drivers and crossing guards to administer epinephrine auto-injectors to students having an allergic reaction.
House Bill 224 would amend the Public School Code to provide civil immunity.
Bus drivers and crossing guards would have to complete a training program developed by the state Health Department and comply with school district policy to be qualified to use an epi-pen.
The bill does not mandate that school districts or school bus companies enact an epi-pen policy, only that such a policy would allow for civil immunity if the guidelines are met.