The Safe Access to Vital Epinephrine (SAVE) Act, approved by the South Carolina Legislature, allows school districts to store supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors for identified school staff to use in emergencies for students with allergic reactions. Parents and guardians of students with known allergies should continue to provide Epi-pens for their children. These students will continue to have Emergency Action Plans and Individual Health Care Plans developed by the school nurse to address their issues with allergies. Every Horry County school has a school nurse and school personnel who are annually trained on the recognition of allergic responses and how to use an epinephrine auto-injector (Epi-Pen) in the case of allergic reactions. Read more
If your child has a severe food allergy, please contact your school nurse for additional information.