NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/AP) -- Legislation that would authorize at least two epinephrine auto-injectors be placed in all public and private schools in Tennessee is headed to the governor for his consideration.
The Senate unanimously approved the measure 32-0 on Monday before the House passed it 90-0.
The so-called EpiPen is a device designed to quickly treat serious allergic reactions.
Under the proposal, a prescribing doctor or administering nurse would be protected from any injury to a child, unless there was "an intentional disregard for safety."
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, about 6 percent of children in the United States under age 3 have food allergies.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says roughly one in 13 kids under age 18 have at least one food allergy.
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