Wisconsin Legislature to vote on emergency allergy treatment
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Legislature is set to pass a bill that would allow businesses to keep a supply of epinephrine injectors to combat life-threatening allergic reactions.
Both the Senate and the Assembly are scheduled to vote on the measure Tuesday.
Schools are already allowed to keep a supply of the auto-injectors. The bill would allow camps, colleges, restaurants and other businesses to carry and administer the drug. Senate and Assembly committees amended the bill to clarify that businesses may offer the drug but aren't required to have it on hand.
Auto-injectors are used to treat anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that causes constricted airways and makes it difficult to breathe.
Approval from both chambers would send the bill to Gov. Scott Walker for his approval.