An Act To Establish Guidelines for the Stocking and Administration of Epinephrine Autoinjectors in Schools
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §6305 is enacted to read:
§ 6305. Epinephrine autoinjectors; guidelines; emergency administration
(1) A physician licensed to practice medicine in the State;
(2) An advanced practice registered nurse licensed under Title 32, chapter 31; or
(3) A physician assistant licensed under Title 32, chapter 48.
The governing body of the school shall annually attest to the department that the schools under its jurisdiction are implementing the plan in accordance with the provisions of this subsection.
Sec. 2. Rules. By December 1, 2014, the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services shall adopt rules necessary to carry out the provisions of the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 6305. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A. The rules must:
1. Require each school to submit to the Department of Education, on a form developed by the Department of Education, a report of each incident at the school or a school event involving a severe allergic reaction or the administration of an epinephrine autoinjector;
2. Provide for the development and publication, without disclosing personally identifying information, of an annual report by the Department of Education compiling, summarizing and analyzing all incident reports submitted pursuant to subsection 1; and
3. Establish detailed standards for training programs that must be completed by designated school personnel in order to provide or administer an epinephrine autoinjector in accordance with Title 20-A, section 6305. The training program may be conducted online and must, at a minimum, cover:
This bill establishes guidelines for the stocking and administering of epinephrine autoinjectors by schools.