School Safety Law Toolkit

Senate Bill 66

This bill requires each school district and open-enrollment charter school to adopt and implement a policy requiring the maintenance, administration, and disposal of epinephrine auto-injectors at each campus in the district or school. The bill requires such a policy to provide that school personnel who are authorized and trained may administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a person who is reasonably believed to be experiencing anaphylaxis on a school campus or at an off-campus school event.

S.B. 66 requires a school district or open-enrollment charter school to comply with the bill's provisions only if sufficient funds are available and authorizes a school district or open-enrollment charter school to accept gifts, grants, donations, and federal and local funds to implement the bill's provisions.

S.B. 66 requires a school district or open-enrollment charter school, before each school year, to provide written notice to a parent or guardian of each student enrolled in the district or school stating whether the district or school will implement a policy under the bill's provisions for the maintenance, administration, and disposal of epinephrine auto-injectors. The bill requires a district or school, if the district or school will implement such a policy, to provide the required notice before implementing the policy. S.B. 66 grants a person who in good faith takes, or fails to take, any action under the bill's provisions immunity from civil or criminal liability or disciplinary action resulting from that action or failure to act. S.B. 66 exempts a school district or open-enrollment charter school that provides for the maintenance, administration, and disposal of epinephrine auto-injectors under the bill's provisions from compliance with statutory provisions relating to a district or school policy for the care of certain students at risk for anaphylaxis.

See section in the Texas Education Code:

TEC Subchapter E Maintenance, Administration, and Disposal of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors.