Arizona has an act in place for using emergency epinephrine in schools
AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 1, ARTICLE 5, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION 15-157; AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 1, ARTICLE 8, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION 15-189.04; AMENDING SECTIONS 15‑203, 15‑341, 32‑1401 AND 32‑1854, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; RELATING TO PUPIL SAFETY.
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.
Joshua Gibbs, MD and Fadia Habib-Khazen, MD of Adult & Pediatric Allergy Associates, P.C. Phoenix, AZ
Sheryl Wintory, FNP, AE-C of Allergy Asthma Associates, P.C. Tucson, AZ
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