Did you know? Kansas City has passed a new city ordinance known as Elijah’s Law, aimed at safeguarding children in childcare facilities from life-threatening allergic reactions. This law mandates these facilities to develop plans for preventing, recognizing, and responding to anaphylaxis, inspired by the tragic loss of 3-year-old Elijah Silvera. Starting January 1, 2024, childcare providers will need to ensure they have emergency protocols and epinephrine auto-injectors ready. It’s a significant step towards protecting our children’s health and safety.
In a pivotal moment for child safety, Kansas City’s Council, alongside key city officials, including the Associate City Attorney and the City Clerk, has passed Elijah’s Law. This groundbreaking ordinance, aimed at safeguarding our children from life-threatening allergic reactions in childcare facilities, received formal approval on May 2, 2023, and is set to take effect on January 1, 2024. This enactment marks a significant stride towards ensuring the well-being of our community’s youngest members.