New law will allow schools to stock medications

March 10, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico schools will now be able to stock emergency medication to treat students who suffer asthma attacks or allergic reactions.

Gov. Susana Martinez signed Senate Bill 75 into law Sunday at the American Lung Association’s Albuquerque office.

Martinez says the law can and will save the lives of children.

The legislation will allow school nurses to administer the medication even to students who don’t have a prescription.

Supporters say this will help quickly treat children who haven’t been diagnosed with a respiratory problem but suffer an asthma attack at school.

However, those who have asthma often carry their medications.

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