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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: December 7, 2016 10:54 AM
From: Representative Matthew E. Baker
To: All House members
Subject: Epinephrine Auto-injector Access to Entities
With food allergies that can lead to a life threatening allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis, becoming a large and growing health problem, access to life saving medication makes sense. Experts have estimated that 1 in 13 children in the US have food allergies and anaphylaxis to food allergies results in 90,000 emergency visits and approximately 1,500 deaths annually.

As a result, in the near future, I will be reintroducing legislation permitting entities such as summer camps, colleges and universities, restaurants, amusement parks, sport facilities, daycares and other facilities to have non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors in their facilities. This legislation would not require any entities to carry, but permit them to have the product on the premises for emergency situations. The entity must follow the protocol to maintain non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors. It outlines the training to be provided, as well as the liability protection for the trained employees that administer the dose in a proper manner.
This legislation passed the House last session unanimously. As of December 2016, 30 states have enacted similar legislation.

Please join me in sponsoring this life saving legislation.

Introduced as HB126