Chicago Public Schools will stock EpiPens

January 26, 2012 8:44:20 AM PST
The Chicago Board of Education has approved a new policy for managing asthma and allergies in students.

This comes after a student, Katelyn Carlson, died in 2010 of a severe allergic reaction while at school.

Chicago Public Schools will now be stocked with four to six EpiPens.

Students will be able to carry and self-administer other asthma or allergy medication with permission from a parent along with a copy of their prescription.

The new policy includes a plan for handling students with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.