School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act
President Obama made a surprise announcement when he signed the federal School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act into law in November, 2013: one of his daughters is allergic to peanuts!
The law creates financial incentives for states to require schools to stock a supply of epinephrine on hand; allow trained school personnel to administer it in an apparent emergency, and offer limited protection from civil liability to those who act to avert a tragedy.
This law will help to make our nation’s schools a safer place for children at risk for anaphylaxis, and for everyone who might have a life-threatening allergic reaction while in a school or at a schol event.
Vermont is the only state in New England that requires schools to have stock epinephrine. Legislation is pending in Massachusetts. Contact us for more information.
If you live in a state that does not require schools to keep epihephrine on hand in case it is needed, contact your own state representative and senator and ask them to sponsor this type of legislation. Contact AAFA New England for more info.