Seizure Safe Schools Legislation Has Been Introduced in Alabama
March 11, 2020 | By Sara Franklin |
Alabama has introduced seizure safe schools legislation, HB 385/ SB 276, and your voice is needed! There are 7,500 children living with epilepsy in Alabama counting on you to speak up!
This legislation would greatly improve the care of students with epilepsy and seizures in schools by ensuring that school nurses and personnel are trained in seizure recognition and first-aid response. Schools would be required to have a seizure action plan for each student with epilepsy on file and distributed to any personnel responsible for the supervision of the student.
The bill safeguards physician-directed care by ensuring the administration of FDA-approved medications. Lastly, the bill has a Good Samaritan Clause for those who act in good faith in accordance with the bill’s provisions.
Now is the time to build momentum. Contact the committee members and urge them to support this critical legislation and move this bill forward!
Epilepsy Foundation Alabama