Alabama – Stock Epinephrine Law
Congratulations! Alabama has a stock epinephrine law, which requires each local Board of Education to adopt/implement an anaphylaxis preparedness program, beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Act # 2014-405 was signed by the Governor on April 9, 2014.
However, our job is not done yet. Each law or regulation must be implemented or put into action by a board or an agency.
Allergy & Asthma Network supports stock epinephrine implementation in schools and provides education and resources to support a seamless rollout. For more information, visit:
- 2016 USAnaphylaxis Summits
- Challenges to Implementing Stock Epinephrine
- National Association of School Nurses Epinephrine Policies, Protocols, and Reporting
See below to find an ACE team in Alabama. Questions? Contact Brenda Silvia-Torma
Visit our Online Advocacy Center to find out about other current federal and state issues of importance to people with asthma or allergies.
Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center
Ann Marie Liskey of No Nuts Moms Group Birmingham
Melissa Lewallen, MSN, RN, NCSN of Riverton Elementary School
Sample ACE Team Activities:
Ms. Liskey planned and coordinated an anaphylaxis school training program for 33 school nurses, serving 26,500 students, on August 11, 2015. In addition, 350 other school staff, including bus drivers, child nutrition staff, and maintenance staff participated. The training was provided by another ACE team, Alabama Allergy & Asthma. Ms. Liskey provided school staff with ACE materials.
In August 2015, Ms. Liskey assisted the Shelby County Lead Nurse in obtaining prescriptions for stock epinephrine and for applying to Mylan’s EpiPens4Schools program. Her school district, Shelby County, AL (Birmingham), serves 26,500 students.
On December 18, 2015, the Shelby County Reporter newspaper published Ms. Liskey’s ACE press release, “How to Welcome Food and Latex-Allergic Guess for the Holidays”. http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2015/12/18/how-to-welcome-food-latex-allergic-guests-for-holidays/
On July 28, 2015, Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center sponsored a ‘Peanut Free Night’ at Regions Field Tuesday and Allergy & Asthma Network provided ACE materials for them to distribute.
Questions about state legislation, ACE activities or getting involved?