HB 2488–This Thursday…

TERRIBLE BILL!

This bill is scheduled to be heard this Thursday in the House Education committee.  It’s HB2488 School Emergency Medicine Bill

hb2488_00_0000.pdf (kslegislature.org)

Do you want your child’s school acting in the capacity of a medical entity AND without PARENT consent?

Do you want your child’s school NOT HELD LIABLE for administering medications?

Do you want your child’s school NOT HELD LIABLE for ACTING in any circumstances it deems to be “emergencies?”

Do you want your child’s school NOT HELD LIABLE for ACTING in a manner that may be contrary to your PARENTAL DIRECTIVES?

I think of my own son here who cannot have albuterol. He carries his own inhaler and always has, and it’s not an albuterol inhaler, but a different medication, altogether. So, imagine these people giving him albuterol, and I have zero recourse!?! Totally unacceptable.

History:

Was heard in 2020 and was actually RECOMMENDED to be PASSED by the committee.  Didn’t proceed as was “stricken from calendar by Rule 1507” on February 27, 2020.

Why this is a TERRIBLE BILL:

  • Continues the incremental MEDICALIZATION of your neighborhood school.
    • Do you want your child to be receiving medical services from “the school,” and most probably WITHOUT your KNOWLEDGE or CONSENT?
  • Allows for stock supplies of epinephrine and albuterol at every school.
    • The camel’s nose under the tent?
    • What will be the next stock supply of medications?
    • Vaccinations?
  • Physicians or mid-level practitioners can write prescriptions “in the name of the school” and provide training to school personnel.
  • Physicians or mid-level practitioners shall NOT be HELD LIABLE for civil DAMAGES.
  • Pharmacists filling said prescriptions are NOT LIABLE for any civil DAMAGES resulting from their ADMINISTRATION.
  • ANY school designated person may ADMINISTER doses to ANY person at school, on school property or at a school-sponsored event.
  • School personnel acting in accordance with policy and in good faith shall NOT be HELD LIABLE.
  • “SCHOOL DESIGNATE PERSONNEL” include persons who can be trained to administer medications include SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, AGENTS OR VOLUNTEERS – OUTSIDE their scope of employment.
  • “School designate personnel” are trained to NOTIFY PARENTS, guardians or NEXT OF KIN upon the administration of medication.
  • Schools may accept MONETARY GIFTS, GRANTS and DONATIONS to carry out the provisions of this bill.

4 thoughts on “HB 2488–This Thursday…

  1. Schools may accept MONETARY GIFTS, GRANTS and DONATIONS to carry out the provisions of this bill.

    What? As in paid for by Big Pharma or worse? This sounds terrible!

  2. I had a legislator tell me one time that he spent his summer/fall with a few other legislators “just throwing things on the wall to see what would stick.” Yep. True story.

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