Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)



Alaska has a statute in place for using epinephrine in emergency situations.

2012 Alaska Statutes, Chapter 17.22: Use of Epinephrine in Emergency Situations

Congratulations!  Your state has passed stock-epinephrine laws or regulations that permit an emergency supply of epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in a school. However, our job is not done yet. Each law or regulation must be implemented or put into action by a board or an agency.

The agency or board will then issue administrative rules, guidelines or best practices explaining in detail how it intends to put the law into effect and what a mother, father, caregiver, physician, pharmacist or school nurse must do to comply with the law. AANMA is an active resource in these states assisting administrators in a seamless rollout of the stock-epinephrine laws.

ACE Team:

Dale Knutsen of AAFA Alaska and Melinda Rathkopf, MD of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center of AK
Anchorage, AK

Sample ACE Team Activity:

Dr. Rathkopf participated in the 7th Annual AAFA Alaska Asthma and Allergy Conference, “Wheezin’, Sneezin’ & Itchin’ in Alaska” held September 8, 2012 in Girdwood.

On June 10, 2013, Dr. Rathkopf’s radio interview about the food-related causes of anaphylaxis, and prevention and treatment was broadcast on Alaska Public Media with Line One’s host, Dr Woodward.

On March 30, 2013, Dale Knutsen participated in the South Central Foundation Gathering at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, AK. During this annual event, Dale spoke with more than 300 Alaska Native families and distributed ACE materials including E3 bag tags, stickers and Anaphylaxis Guides.  In addition, she provided participants with epinephrine auto-injector demonstrations.

Questions about state legislation, ACE activities or getting involved?



About Anaphylaxis Community Experts (ACEs):
Anaphylaxis Community Experts is a national, award-winning education, advocacy and outreach partnership program developed and hosted by AANMA and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P.


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