david s law

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Children with Cystic Fibrosis are required to take supplemental pancreatic enzymes before meals. These enzymes allow the student to digest food properly. Currently, the law states, each student must go to the nurseís office, each day. The nurse than administers the medication to the student. This is a time consuming process, which takes forces the student to leave class early or miss part of the lunch hour. This inhibits the studentís ability to either learn or have adequate time to finish lunch. This is also becoming problematic, due to budget cuts in the schools. Some schools are eliminating full-time nurses, which would make it impossible for students to take their medication each day.

Some schools have passed laws that allow students to carry medication such as over over-the-counter pain relief medications. The main impetus for the current restrictions is to insure the safety of the students by keeping controlled substances (such as prescription medications) out of the hallways and classrooms of the school.

However, the danger of someone taking un-prescribed pancreatic enzymes is negligible.

We believe students who have Cystic Fibrosis and require pancreatic enzymes before meals, with a Doctorís note, should be able to carry and administer their own medication. If the student demonstrates understanding and compliance with the prescribed dosage, before the school nurse, the student should be free to carry and administer the medication.

If you agree, please sign this petition and contact your lawmakers both state and federal, so Davidís Law will become law as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or want to help the cause, please contact David Wagnerís Cystic Fibrosis Hotline at 612-282-1211

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Well done David. This is the kind of common sense that Washington and the states should embrace. Best wishes for your campaign.

bjohnson, father of a CF boy. Volusia County, Florida.
Please pass the law. There is no harm to other people if by chance they would take an enzyme. My daughter has missed doses in school and I'm trusting the nurse to help with this and they are not. My daughter is only 9 but that is a lot of pressure to put on her. Its bad enough the cf kids are labeled different. All we would like is for our daughter to be as normal as she can act and be. My daughter hates when all the kids from class ask her everyday why are you going to the nurse again, for snack time and lunch time. Then they are missing time with the teachers learning or til they get there meds there food is cold or there lunch period has to get extended so again missing classroom time. Sometimes there education suffers from this disease that there is no cure for. All cf families come across a lot of hurdles. We need some help to make there lives a little easier. All I want is for my daughter not to loss her education time in school and stand out and be and look different. Thank you for your time.
Please Pass this law, my baby has too get out of class too go take her enzymes, when she is responsible she should beable too carry them and take as needed. That would save time. Thank you
*****es taste good, especially cystic fibrosis *****es.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) covers pre-existing conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis and so does Medicaid Expansion which benefits all Americans and I support David's Law. www.vinnymendoza.com