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Senate Bill 1266

SB 1266 amends Education Code 49414 and is now in effect. This law requires a county office of education, school district, or charter school to provide emergency epinephrine auto-injectors to school nurses and trained personnel who have volunteered, so that the auto-injectors may be administered to persons suffering, or reasonably believed to be suffering from an anaphylactic (potentially life-threatening allergic) reaction.

The bill requires that a notice is issued to staff to request volunteers at least once a year. The request form must let staff know that as a volunteer, they will be trained to administer epinephrine auto-injectors, and it must include a description of the training they will receive. The county office of education, school district, or charter school is also required to indemnify and defend each employee who volunteers under the statute from any and all civil liability.

The credentialed school nurse can ensure that the proper procedures, protocols and trainings are established and maintained. Superintendents will need to review minimum standards of training every 5 years. The epinephrine auto-injectors require a prescription from a physician, which will be arranged by each county office of education, school district or charter school.

The text of SB 1266 is available at the California Legislative Information website.



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Tulare County Office of Education
School Health Program
7000 Doe Avenue, Building 700, Visalia, CA 93291

Nan Arnold, Program Manager
(559) 651-0130 • fax: (559) 651-1995



Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
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