Honorable Members of the
Pursuant to Article IV, Section
9(e) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 2685,
entitled “AN ACT concerning education.”, with the following specific
recommendations for change:
on page 1, line 5,
after “3-11”, by inserting “ and by adding Section 2-3.148”; and
on page 1,
immediately below line 5, by inserting the following:
“(105 ILCS 5/2-3.148
2-3.148. Food allergy guidelines.
Not later than July 1, 2009, the State Board of Education, in conjunction with
the Department of Public Health, shall develop and make available to each
school board guidelines for the management of students with life-threatening food
allergies. The guidelines shall include, but need not be limited to, the
education and training for school personnel on the management of students with
life-threatening food allergies, including training related to the administration
of medication with a cartridge injector;
procedures for responding to life-threatening allergic reactions to food;
a process for the implementation of individualized health care and food allergy
action plans for every student with a life-threatening food allergy; and
protocols to prevent exposure to food allergens.
Not later than January 1, 2010, each school board shall implement a policy
based on the guidelines developed pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section
for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies enrolled in
the schools under its jurisdiction.”.
With these changes, Senate Bill 2685 will have my approval.
I respectfully request your concurrence.