Status of New York’s stock epinephrine legislation:
The stock epinephrine bill A07791 was referred to the Assembly Health Committee on June 4, 2013.
The 2-year New York legislative session that began January 9, 2013, is currently in recess and will reconvene on January 9, 2014. The session will continue until January 7, 2015. Legislation not passed by that time will not carry over and must be reintroduced.
Madeline Lillie, MD, PhD, MS of Buffalo Amherst Allergy Associates
Janice McPhee, RN of Ballston Spa Central School District
Ballston Spa, NY
Robert Mittman, MD
Patricia Smith, NP, AE-C
Colleen Foley, RN of Covert Avenue School
Theresa Bingemann, MD of Rochester General Health System and Cora Conklin
Rochester, NY and Henrietta, NY
Judy Hoffman, RN
Lisa Roth, MD of Roth Allergy Care
Rita Molloy, RN of Bay Shore UFSD
Alicia Christian, RN of Avenues: The World School
New York, NY
New York, NY
Howard Ritz, MPAS, PA-C of Allergy and Asthma Treatment Center
William Browne, RRT, AE-C
Maureen Mackenzie of John S. Hobart Elementary School
Mendy Thorsland, RN of Watkins Glen Elementary School
Watkins Glen, NY
Sample ACE Team Activity:
Colleen Foley, RN wrote a children’s story about allergies and how to treat students with allergies for students at Covert Ave School. The goal of the story was to help educate the students about allergies and how they should act around their friends and family members who have allergies.
Colleen Foley and her staff trained those Covert Ave School teachers with students who have life-threatening allergies on how to use an epinephrine auto-injector in case of an emergency.
Janice McPhee, RN presented “Saving Lives at School” School Nurses Train Staff to Respond to Anaphylactic Emergencies” to 100 school nurses during New York’s 2013 Annual School Nurse Orientation meeting.
Ms. Molloy, RN participated as a faculty member on the New York Regional Anaphylaxis Advisory Board at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in NYC. The Advisory Board’s purpose was to identify regional perspectives on the challenges of anaphylaxis, uncover knowledge and practice gaps in the recognition of patients at risk for anaphylaxis, explore regional anaphylaxis guidelines and initiatives and how they have impacted the community, and identify strategies and tactics to raise anaphylaxis awareness among Health Care Providers and the lay public.
Anitha Shrikhande, MD and Jon Terry held an ACE presentation to the Seneca Waters Boy Scouts of America on June 12, 2013 to raise awareness about anaphylaxis risks at summer camps. Emphasis was placed on insect stings and food allergies.
Howard Ritz, PA facilitated an information seminar about anaphylaxis and its treatment for parents, teachers, school nurses, emergency first responders and others.
Jon Terry uploaded a summary about the ACE training “Epi Everywhere! Every Day!” to his organization’s website (Allergy Advocacy Association), commenting that the video is clear, concise and free of ‘doctor speak’.
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.