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