South Carolina has a law in place for using epinephrine in emergency situations.
South Carolina’s Safe Access to Vital Epinephrine (SAVE) Act
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.
Jeffrey Dietrich, MD and Heather Reilley, RN of Charleston Allergy and Asthma Consultants
Charleston and Johns Island, SC
David Amrol, MD of University Specialty Clinics
Lorraine Potts, RN
Mary Spanos-Beattie, RN
Patty White, RN of Gaffney Middle School
Sample ACE Team Activity:
Dr. Amrol delivered an ACE presentation to 75 medical students and residents and educated them about food allergy and the importance of patient education and epinephrine availability.
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, LP.