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Anaphylaxis bill receives House hearing

OLYMPIA - A bill that unanimously passed the Senate floor that would direct the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to create anaphylactic policy guidelines and how to deal with medical emergencies in public schools has made its way to the House of Representatives.

A hearing in the House committee on health care and wellness is slated for this coming Monday evening, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m.

Sunnyside's Theresa Hancock, a proponent of the bill, is encouraging those who are in support of it to testify before the committee.

"The more of us that can testify, the more likelihood we have of getting a positive result," Hancock told bill supporters in an email.

Hancock's granddaughter is severely allergic to peanuts.

Hancock encourages those who cannot attend the hearing to send a letter of testimony and she will present it at the hearing Monday night.

For more information, contact Hancock at 837-5445.

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