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Relating to guidelines for policies of school districts and open-enrollment charter schools for the care of certain students at risk for anaphylaxis.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 2555 would update guidelines and requirements for the care of students with food allergies at risk for Anaphylaxis.
The bill would require school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to annually review, and as necessary, revise their policies related to food allergies to ensure that those policies are consistent with the most current version of guidelines developed by the commissioner of state health services in consultation with an ad hoc committee appointed by the commissioner as required by law. A summary of these guidelines must be posted online and be annually reviewed and updated as necessary.
School districts and open-enrollment charter schools would be required to post online a summary of their respective food allergy guidelines
These guidelines may not require school districts to purchase treatments or make any other expenditure that would result in a negative fiscal impact. The guidelines may not require school employees to administer medicine that is not prescribed to the student.
Requirements and parameters regarding the makeup and duties of the committee to assist in updating the guidelines are prescribed by the bill.
Texas Action remains neutral on HB 2555 as it does not appear to affect our liberty principles.