Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-NY) and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would upgrade emergency medical supplies to include child-sized doses aboard passenger aircraft.
“This is common-sense legislation everyone can support,” said Rep. Faso. “Airlines should equip their fleets with life-saving medical supplies that meet the specific needs of children. I’m pleased to see strong third-party support for this positive change. An airline should never be unprepared or ill-equipped, especially at 30,000 feet in the air.”
“As a dad, my biggest nightmare is something bad happening to my kids – that means worrying about everything from life-threatening medical conditions to mild allergic reactions. Every family deserves to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing their airplane is properly equipped for an emergency situation,” said Rep. Maloney. “It’s unacceptable that airplanes today don’t have emergency medicine for kids, so our bipartisan bill will fix the problem by making the FAA enforce emergency medical requirements for children.”
If enacted, the FAA will be directed to review and update their regulations related to airplane medical kits within one year.