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Murphy’s bill would ensure students have access to their medicine

Senator MurphySPRINGFIELD – Students would be allowed to self-administer prescribed medication while at school under legislation sponsored by Des Plaines Democrat State Senator Laura Murphy that passed the Senate today.

Murphy’s measure would require schools to allow students with an action plan to self-administer prescribed medication with permission from their parent or guardian.

“Allowing children to self-administer their medicine while at school allows them to focus on their school work and gives parents the reassurance that their child has their medication if a problem arises while they aren’t at home,” Murphy said. “No parent wants to worry that their child might not be safe at school simply because they don’t have access to their medication.”

Senate Bill 1250 passed in the Senate and now moves to the House for consideration.

Sen. Laura Murphy

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28th District

Years served: 2015 - Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations I; Commerce and Economic Development (Chairperson); Financial Institutions; Higher Education; Insurance; Public Health; Executive Appointments.

Biography: Park Ridge native; B.S. in Political Science from Illinois State University; former Des Plaines alderman; currently lives in Des Plaines with her husband and son.

Associated Representatives:
Martin J. Moylan
Michelle Mussman