Greenwich Public Schools on Governor M. Jodi Rell's bill signing ceremony
at Hamilton Avenue School today.
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TOWN OF GREENWICH AND BOARD OF EDUCATION HOST GOVERNOR M. JODI RELL FOR BILL SIGNING AT HAMILTON AVENUE SCHOOL
Greenwich, CT: For Immediate Release – Thursday, July 16, 2009
The Town of Greenwich and the Greenwich Public Schools hosted Governor M. Jodi Rell at Hamilton Avenue School in Greenwich today for the signing of Public Act 09-155: An Act Concerning the Use of Asthmatic Inhalers and Epinephrine Auto-Injectors While at School. For children diagnosed with asthma or allergies, this act allows them to carry an inhaler or epinephrine auto-injector with them in school provided they have authorization from their health care provider who has prescribed a specific medication. Senator L. Scott Frantz, representing the 36th District communities of Greenwich, Stamford and New Canaan, is a co-sponsor of this bill.
First Selectman, Peter J. Tesei, said, “The Town of Greenwich is honored to have had the opportunity to host the Governor for the signing of this bill into law. This legislation will provide an increased level of safety related to health issues as well as greater peace of mind for the children afflicted with asthma or allergies, their parents, and school personnel – knowing that access to necessary medication is at arms length and saving valuable time in the event of a reaction while at school.”
Board of Education Chairman, Nancy Weissler, noted, “The safety and security of our students and staff are of the highest priority for us. This bill takes further steps to ensure that students with asthma or allergies have the care they need in a most timely manner in the event that medication is necessary. We were pleased to be able to host the Governor at our new Hamilton Avenue School as she signed this bill into law.”
Public Act 09-155 will be in effect August 15, 2009.
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