Idaho has a stock epinephrine bill pending in its legislature:
Idaho Senate Bill 1327: Life-Threatening Allergies In Schools - Amends and adds to existing law to authorize schools to voluntarily maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors; to provide for the use of epinephrine auto-injectors; to authorize schools to enter into arrangements with manufacturers of epinephrine auto-injectors; to provide guidelines for participation; and to provide for protection from liability for good Samaritans.
Fiscal Note: Likely no fiscal impact. Participation is voluntary. If a school does choose to participate, auto-injectors can be obtained for free via existing manufacturer programs. Training of designated school staff utilizes minimal time commitments and can be easily accomplished using existing free training programs online and/or completed on scheduled in-service days.
The Idaho legislative session opens January 6, 2014 and closes April 14, 2014.
Susan Conti, RN of Post Falls High School
Post Falls, ID
Sample ACE Team Activity:
Ms. Conti provided eight 3-hour anaphylaxis/first aid trainings between August 13-31, 2013 for 300 school employees, including bus drivers, custodians, coaches, secretaries. Participants increased their anaphylaxis awareness and are better prepared to react to an anaphylactic emergency.
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