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Reno Family Await School District's Approval To Use Medicine

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The mother of a Reno girl with a rare form of epilepsy is trying to secure permission for her daughter's school to administer medicine that could halt potentially deadly seizures.

Gabriella Bertolino tells the Reno Gazette-Journal that she has been trying to get the Washoe County School District to allow the drug 6-year-old Scarlett needs before her first day of school next week.

District officials say it has not received clearance from the Nevada State Board of Nursing to give the drug Midazolam.

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But the board director Debra Scott says the district already has approval.

Bertolino says Scarlett's situation highlights the plight that other children in the school district face waiting for the drug's approval.