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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:35 pm 
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The push for a Sabrina’s Law in Quebec comes after the death last year of 6-year-old Megann Ayotte Lefort at her Rivière des Prairies school.



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That’s why I support a campaign by allergy associations and Allergic Living magazine to have Quebec adopt a law like Sabrina’s Law, in place in Ontario since 2006.



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Last week, after reading the coroner’s report into Megann’s death, I went back to school to check her medication expiration dates and make sure her lunch monitors know how to use an EpiPen. I wasn’t reassured to meet a new secretary who didn’t know where the children’s EpiPens are kept at school. The fact I visited that day means that she knows now.

Still, it shouldn’t take a nervous parent stopping in to make sure school staff knows who the allergic children are and where their medications are stored.



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:40 am 
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So dishearthening. I also have the same conversations over and over, and although a policy exists, there are regular breaches. I *know* there are other allergic kids in the the school, but it seems that I'm the only parent who freaks out when candy etc is handed out. I truly think that some parents underestimate the risk 'just gets a rash, keeps some benadryl on hand but doesn't have an epipen etc...' are things I hear commonly.

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