HB 3851

85(R) - 2017
House Public Health
House Public Health
Department of Health
Health & Human Services
Higher Education

Companion Bill

SB 1367

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Donna Howard

Bill Caption

Relating to policies and training regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education; providing immunity.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This bill would allow institutes of higher education to adopt and implement policies regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on the institutions campus including training and allowing personnel or volunteers that are trained and authorized to administer epinephrine auto-injectors to administer the drug to persons reasonably believed to be experiencing anaphylactic shock. Physicians would be allowed to prescribe auto-injectors in the name of a university and the university would be required to store the auto-injectors in a secure location easily accessible to those authorized and trained to administer them.

The university would be required to report the required information not later than the 10th day after epinephrine is administered to a person on the campus to the physician who prescribed the auto-injector, and the commissioner of state health services. The bill would lastly give immunity from civil and criminal liability to a person acting in a way described under the section as long as they acted in good faith. A cause of action would not arise from an act or omission described by this section.  

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.