Louisiana has an act in place for using epinephrine in emergency situations.
Act 624 provides for administration of auto-injectable epinephrine by a school nurse or trained school employee.
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.
Prem Menon, MD of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center and Barbara Pittenger, RN
Baton Rouge, LA
David Schneider, MD
Michelle Korah-Sedgwick, MD of LSUHSC Program of Medicine-Pediatrics
New Orleans, LA
Sample ACE Team Activity:
Dr. Menon was interviewed by local paper, The Advocate for an article, “Haley’s Halloween: Candy-coated holiday becomes food drive for allergic girl”.
Questions about state legislation, ACE activities or getting involved?
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