Bill Requiring Forest, Park Rangers To Carry EpiPens Will Be Signed Into Law

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ALBANY – Environmental Conservation Police, forest and park rangers in New York State will soon be required to carry EpiPens.

A bipartisan bill making the requirement law was previously passed by the state Assembly and Senate and is now expected to be signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo ahead of the 4th of July Holiday.

EpiPens are drug injectors that can be life savers for people suffering from bee stings, drug reactions, food allergies or hiking-related shock. Until now, state officials were not allowed to carry them.


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