Devices Currently Only Available Inside Schools
ISLIP — Dr. Harvey Miller is leading the fight for a bill that could potentially save the lives of some young athletes. Miller is pushing for a measure that would require the presence of a nebulizer, a device commonly used for the treatment of asthma, at youth sporting events. Miller says the device is more effective than conventional inhalers. Currently, only a doctor or nurse is allowed to administer albuterol in schools with a nebulizer, but once children step onto an athletic field the medicine is not available.
The bill currently has sixteen co-sponsors including New York State Assemblyman Philip Boyle. Asthma afflicts more than seven million children nationwide.
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