According to an article by the Associated Press, a new law in Arizona will allow authorized school personnel to administer rescue medication to students suffering asthma attacks.

Albuterol inhalers are a prescription medicine and the legislation allows doctors to prescribe it to a school rather than an individual student so trained school employees then can administer the medication.

Dr Lynn Gerald says her research found that most children with asthma lack quick relief at school because they forgot medication, can’t afford it, ran out, or the medication expired.