Connecticut – Stock Epinephrine Law

Congratulations!  In May 2014, Connecticut passed a law that permits schools to maintain and stock epinephrine in case of an emergency.  The law, Public Act 14-176, can be read at: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2014/ACT/PA/2014PA-00176-R00HB-05521-PA.htm.  The law went into effect on July 1, 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:

See below to find an ACE team in Connecticut. 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.

ACE Teams:

Katharine Mignone of Greenwich Public Schools
Greenwich, CT

Carol Ott, RN, BSN of Guilford Public Schools
Guilford, CT

Christopher Randolph, MD of the Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Waterbury, CT

Margy Clark, RN of Capitol Region Education Council, University of Hartford Magnet School 
West Hartford, CT

Karen DeSimone, RN of Bugbee Elementary School
West Hartford, CT

Andrea Dillon, RNBC, M.Ed. of American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Sample ACE Team Activities:

Dr. Christopher Randolph co-authored “Anaphylaxis—a practice parameter update 2015” published in the November 2015 edition of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Authors included Phillip Lieberman, MD, Richard A. Nicklas, MD, Christopher Randolph, MD, John Oppenheimer, MD, David Bernstein, MD, Jonathan Bernstein, MD, Anne Ellis, MD, David B.K. Golden, MD, Paul Greenberger, MD, Steven Kemp, MD, David Khan, MD, Dennis Ledford, MD, Jay Lieberman, MD, Dean Metcalfe, MD, Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD, Scott Sicherer, MD, Dana Wallace, MD, Joann Blessing-Moore, MD, David Lang, MD, Jay M. Portnoy, MD, Diane Schuller, MD, Sheldon Spector, MD, Stephen A. Tilles, MD 

Dr. Randolph: ACE Spotlight article, “Epi in the ER”


Questions about state legislation, ACE activities or getting involved?
ace@AllergyAsthmaNetwork.org


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