It was wonderful that the Emergency Allergy Treatment Act (EATA) was passed last September, enabling New York State’s public facilities to stock and administer epinephrine. This will be especially important to day care centers, where young children can have undiagnosed allergies to food or insect stings. While many centers are taking advantage of training provided by the Child Care Council of Rochester, they will have to come up with their own funding in order to purchase EpiPens. If you know of a business or foundation that might be willing to make a charitable donation for this important purpose, please let us know. You can read the full article here.
Emergency Allergy Treatment Act Becomes a Reality
By Janet Goldman
August 22, 2017
There is an old saying that goes something like this: “Children are the most precious of all” (author unknown). Due to our economy’s demands, countless children spend many hours in day care centers. With trust, parents choose these centers, expecting quality attention. To better ensure safety for those with life-threatening allergies, parents provide epinephrine auto-injectors. But what about protecting those that don’t know they are at risk?