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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Administration of auto-injectable epinephrine. Allows a pharmacist to dispense auto-injectable epinephrine by standing order to a person who: (1) presents a certificate of completion from a specified course of instruction to the pharmacist at the time the auto-injectable epinephrine is dispensed; and (2) is an individual who is or may be in a position to assist an individual who is at risk of experiencing anaphylaxis. Requires a pharmacist to do the following when dispensing auto-injectable epinephrine to a person under a standing order: (1) Provide instruction concerning how to properly administer auto-injectable epinephrine from the specific device being dispensed to Administration of auto-injectable epinephrine. Allows a pharmacist to dispense auto-injectable epinephrine by standing order to a person who: (1) presents a certificate of completion from a specified course of instruction to the pharmacist at the time the auto-injectable epinephrine is dispensed; and (2) is an individual who is or may be in a position to assist an individual who is at risk of experiencing anaphylaxis. Requires a pharmacist to do the following when dispensing auto-injectable epinephrine to a person under a standing order: (1) Provide instruction concerning how to properly administer auto-injectable epinephrine from the specific device being dispensed to the person. (2) Instruct the individual to summon emergency medical services either immediately before or immediately after administering auto-injectable epinephrine to a person experiencing anaphylaxis. Provides that a person may administer auto-injectable epinephrine to an individual who is experiencing anaphylaxis if certain conditions are met. Specifies that a person is not practicing medicine without a license when administering auto-injectable epinephrine if the following conditions are met: (1) The person obtained auto-injectable epinephrine from a pharmacist by standing order. (2) The person administered the auto-injectable epinephrine to an individual experiencing anaphylaxis in a manner that was consistent with the instruction provided: (A) during a specified course of instruction; or (B) by the pharmacist at the time the auto-injectable epinephrine was dispensed to the person. (3) The person attempts to summon emergency medical services either immediately before or immediately after administering the auto-injectable epinephrine. Requires the state department of health (state department) to issue a statewide standing order authorizing the dispensing of auto-injectable epinephrine. Authorizes the state health commissioner and certain designated public health authorities to issue a statewide standing order authorizing the dispensing of auto-injectable epinephrine. Extends certain immunities to the state department, the state health commissioner, and certain designated public health authorities. Requires the state department to create a course of instruction concerning allergies, anaphylaxis, and the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine. Allows third parties to teach the state department's course of instruction concerning allergies, anaphylaxis, and the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine. Requires the state department to certify any third party responsible for teaching the state department's course of instruction. Allows the state department to revoke the certification of any third party that fails to comply with specified curriculum requirements. Requires a person to receive a certificate of completion upon completing a course of instruction that is certified by the state department. Requires the state department to maintain a list of certified courses on the state department's Internet web site. Permits the state department to contract with a third party for the purpose of creating or manufacturing the certificate of completion. Requires a certificate of completion to display certain information. Requires a person to have successfully completed the state department's course of instruction concerning allergies, anaphylaxis, and the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine in order to be immune from civil liability for any act or omission related to the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine. Specifies certain exemptions. Amends certain definitions. ... View more