Airline Kids in Transit Safety (KiTS) Act
The Airline Kids in Transit Safety (KiTS) Act would modernize FAA regulations to protect children on commercial airlines. Airplanes are currently not required to carry child-sized doses of emergency medicine or medical devices onboard passenger aircrafts. The KiTS Act would require the FAA to update these regulations within a year.
"Millions of Americans fly every year, and a lot of them are kids - we need our airlines to be prepared to handle emergencies for all of their passengers, not just adults," said
With more Americans traveling by air than ever before, adult travelers can generally feel safe knowing that, in the case of a medical emergency, a well-trained flight crew will have the medical equipment necessary to treat them. But shockingly, the Emergency Medical Kits (EMKs) required on commercial flights are woefully inadequate for treating the most vulnerable passengers. Given the vulnerability of infants, children and adolescents during medical emergencies, the FAA should update their outdated regulations on the contents of EMKs.
The Airline KiTS Act would specifically require the FAA, within one year of enactment, to initiate a rulemaking to update the requirements for EMKs to ensure that they contain appropriate medication and equipment to meet the emergency needs of children. The bill has been endorsed by the
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