February 17, 2009, Introduced by Senators SWITALSKI, CHERRY, CLARKE and GLEASON and referred to the Committee on Education.
A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled
"The revised school code,"
(MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1180.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 1180. (1) Not later than the beginning of the 2009-2010
school year, the board of a school district or intermediate school
district or board of directors of a public school academy shall
adopt and implement a policy concerning pupils with serious food
allergies. The policy shall be designed to limit possible exposure
of these pupils to food allergens and to ensure a timely and
adequate response to allergic reactions caused by food allergens.
(2) Not later than May 1, 2009, the department, in
consultation with the department of community health, shall develop
a model policy that schools may use for the purposes of subsection
(1) and shall make this model policy available to school districts,
intermediate school districts, public school academies, and