Allergy and Anaphylaxis

Caring for Students with Life-Threatening Allergies

The Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2007, specifically Public Health  Law Section 2500-h effective January 3, 2007, requires the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, in consultation with the Commissioner of the New York State Education Department to establish an anaphylactic policy setting forth guidelines and procedures regarding anaphylaxis.  For more information, see the complete guide (55 pages) in the related file below which covers important topics such as:
  • Allergy and Anaphylaxis Overview  
  • The Importance of Prevention
  • Health History and Planning
  • Care Plan Considerations
  • Guidelines for the School Team
  • Classroom and School Environmental Concerns
  • Cafeteria Accommodations
  • Field Trip Issues
  • Steps to Take in the Event of a Reaction
  • Policy and Protocol Development
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