Oklahoma has an act in place for using epinephrine in emergency situations.
An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2011, Section 1-116.3, which relates to the self-administration of inhaled asthma or anaphylaxis medication; requiring all school districts that elect to stock Epinephrine injectors to amend certain policy; requiring certain provisions in policy; excluding certain liability of school district; permitting certain physician to write certain prescription; allowing school districts to maintain a minimum number of Epinephrine injectors at each school; providing for certain interpretation; requiring school employee to contact 911 under certain circumstance; requiring State Board of Education to develop certain policy and to promulgate certain rules; and providing an effective date. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2013-14%20ENR/hB/HB2101%20ENR.PDF
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.
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