HB15-1232

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HB15-1232 - Emergency Use Of Epinephrine Auto-injectors

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Emergency Use Of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors By Authorized Entities.

The bill permits entities and organizations other than schools to acquire and stock epinephrine auto-injectors. A health care practitioner may prescribe, and a health care practitioner or pharmacist may dispense, epinephrine auto-injectors in the name of an authorized entity where allergens capable of causing anaphylaxis may be present. Each employee, agent, or other individual of the authorized entity must complete a training program before using an epinephrine auto-injector. A trained employee, agent, or other individual of the authorized entity may either provide or administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a person who the employee, agent, or other individual believes in good faith is experiencing anaphylaxis.

An authorized entity may keep an emergency public access station (EPAS) containing epinephrine auto-injectors under the general oversight of a medical professional who is capable of communicating with a user in real time before the EPAS may be unlocked to dispense an epinephrine auto-injector.

The bill exempts from civil and criminal liability:

  • An authorized entity that possesses and makes available an epinephrine auto-injector or an EPAS and the entity's employees, agents, and other individuals;
  • An individual or entity that conducts the anaphylaxis training program;
  • An individual who prescribes or dispenses an epinephrine auto-injector;
  • An individual who provides or administers an epinephrine auto-injector;
  • A medical professional who consults a user of an EPAS and makes an epinephrine auto-injector stored in the EPAS available to the user; and
  • An individual who uses an EPAS.
Latest update: May 14, 2015
05/14/2015 Governor Signed
05/08/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/08/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/06/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/27/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/24/2015 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/24/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/16/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/09/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
04/02/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/01/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/30/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/27/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/13/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/19/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services