Food Allergy Initiative – New law passed!

March 19, 2007 at 7:44 pm (Allergy News!, food, legal, social issues, USA)

GREAT NEWS!
The Food Allergy Initiative is pleased to report that New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine late Friday evening signed into law bill A961/S79, an important new law that calls on the New Jersey Department of Education to create food allergy management guidelines for schools, and calls on school districts to develop food allergy policies based on the Department of Education guidance.  The new law also clarifies the procedures by which students can carry prescribed epinephrine at school, as well as school staff members becoming trained to administer epinephrine when the school nurse is not immediately available.

The Food Allergy Initiative and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Coalition of New Jersey will be working over the coming months with the New Jersey Department of Education to create the new food allergy management guidelines.

Special thanks to all of you, especially food allergic parent advocates Susan DiAnthony and Barbara Calluori, who helped advocate for the passage of this landmark new law.

Robert M. Pacenza
Executive Director
Food Allergy Initiative
1414 Ave. of the Americas, Suite 1804
New York, NY  10019-2514
212-207-1975 (direct line)
917-338-5130 (fax)
rpacenza@faiusa.org
http://www.faiusa.org

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