School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

October 31, 2013

The Senate passed S.1503: School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.  H.R. 2094 had previously been passed in the House... Off to the President for signature. Great news for those with Latex Allergy!

Bill Summary: School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act, with respect to asthma-related grants for child health services, to give an additional preference to a state that allows self-administration of asthma and anaphylaxis medication and makes a certification concerning the adequacy of the state's civil liability protection law to protect trained school personnel who may administer epinephrine to a student reasonably believed to be having an anaphylactic reaction.

Requires elementary and secondary schools in such a state to:

(1) permit trained personnel to administer epinephrine to a student reasonably believed to be having such a reaction,

(2) maintain a supply of epinephrine in a secure location that is easily accessible to trained personnel for such treatment, and

(3) have in place a plan for having on the school premises during operating hours one or more designated personnel trained in administration of epinephrine.