State Rep. Dever Applauds Passage Of Bill To Expand Epinephrine Access
Legislation Would Permit Restaurants, Amusement Parks, Sports Facilities and others to stock epi-pens
December 01, 2015
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COLUMBUS – State Representative Jonathan Dever (R - Madeira) today applauded the passage of House Bill 200, which expands the list of facilities that are able to obtain non-patient specific epinephrine for the purpose of treating anaphylactic shock. Such places included in the legislation are restaurants, colleges and universities, amusement parks, sports facilities, child care facilities and other locations.

“I am proud to be a co-sponsor of HB 200,” said Dever. “Lives don’t need to be lost because we didn’t act.”

House Bill 200 does not require facilities to stock epinephrine, but instead permits them to obtain it for emergencies due to allergic reactions. The legislation states that any entity choosing to stock epinephrine auto-injectors must follow physician guidelines in order to administer the epi-pens. Additionally, the bill provides liability protection for employees who are trained to administer the epinephrine.

Last General Assembly, the Ohio House passed similar legislation allowing public and private schools, as well as youth camps, to acquire epi-pens for emergency situations. In one Akron school district, two students’ lives have already been saved because the school was able to have epinephrine ready to administer.

House Bill 200 now moves to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

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