The Canadian Press

2015-04-30 | Ont Asthma Schools

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Asthma advocates believe Ontario is set to become the first province in which children can legally carry their inhalers with them at school. A bill known as Ryan's Law, named for a 12-year-old boy who died after suffering an asthma attack during recess, is set for a vote in the Ontario legislature today. Ryan's school did not allow him to keep his inhaler with him, instead keeping it locked in the office because it was prescribed medication. George Habib with the Ontario Lung Association says one in five children and teens in Ontario have asthma. (Rob Oliphant with the Asthma Society of Canada says school boards across Ontario had a patchwork of policies on inhalers and though some provinces have policies similar to Ryan's Law, he believes Ontario will be the first to make that into law.)

Date: 2015-04-30
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 7 seconds

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