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New State Law To Protect Students From Severe Allergic Reactions

A new state law that has been signed by Governor JB Pritzker will protect children with severe allergies. The measure requires the Illinois State Board of Education and public health officials to come up with a comprehensive guideline for preventing and handling an allergic reaction in school children. This will also apply to daycares. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Deputy Director Bill McCaffrey says that parents deserve to know that their children are taken care of.



This law will require that staff is trained and there are proper procedures for identifying kids with food allergies, and emergency protocols. Staff needs to know how to properly respond.


The law takes effect next summer. It’s based on a similar law that was passed in New York in 2019. 

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