Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Childhood Anaphylactic Policy Act. Requires the Department of Public Health, in consultation with the State Board of Education and the Department of Children and Family Services, to establish anaphylactic policies for school districts and day care centers. Requires the Department to create, distribute, and make available on its website informational materials regarding the policies. Contains requirements for the policies. Requires schools and day care centers to notify parents and guardians of the policies at least once each calendar year. Requires the policies to be forwarded to each school board of a school district, charter school, and day care center in the State within 6 months after the Act's effective date and to be implemented by those entities within 6 months after receiving the policies. Provides that the policies shall be updated at least once every 3 years. Contains other provisions. Effective July 1, 2021.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Department of Public Health, to establish an anaphylactic policy for school districts. Also provides for consultation with the advisory committee established under the Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act. Sets forth what must be included in the policy. Requires school districts to notify parents and guardians about the policy at least once each calendar year. Requires the State Board to forward the policy to each school board within 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Sets forth other requirements. Makes a related change in provisions concerning the administration and carrying of asthma medication and epinephrine injectors. Repeals provisions relating to food allergy guidelines. Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall require each licensed day care center, day care home, and group day care home to have a plan for anaphylactic shock to be followed for the prevention of anaphylaxis and during a medical emergency resulting from anaphylaxis. Requires specified child treatment plans to be kept and followed by the staff of a day care center, day care home, or group day care home. Requires each licensed day care center, day care home, and group day care home to have at least one staff member present at all times who has taken a training course in recognizing and responding to anaphylaxis. Contains other provisions. Effective July 1, 2021.