Utah has a law in place for using epinephrine in emergency situations.
Utah Health Code, Emergency Injection for Anaphylactic Reaction 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.
Marion Rumney, RN and Faith DeViney, RN, BSN of Washington County School District
St. George, UT
Douglas Jones, MD of Rocky Mountain Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Sample ACE Team Activity:
Ms. Rumney completed an ACE presentation, “About Anaphylaxis for Use with Medical Care Providers and Health Educators” to school nurses and district educators at Washington County School District in St. George, UT.
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.