Bill would let trained personnel administer meds to Tennessee students

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The state Department of Education has been asked to study legislation that would allow trained personnel to administer anti-seizure medications to high school students in emergency situations.

The measure is sponsored by Republican Senate Education Chairwoman Jamie Woodson of Knoxville.

The committee approved an amendment on Wednesday that would require the department to study the issue and provide a report in two years.

The companion bill has been detained in the House Finance Committee.

Supporters of the bill say it's necessary because of a shortage of school nurses.

But opponents fear litigation problems and say there are measures currently in place to address student seizures.

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(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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