Florida – Stock Epinephrine Law

Congratulations!  Florida has an act in place for using epinephrine in emergency situations.

http://laws.flrules.org/files/Ch_2013-063.pdf

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 Florida. 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:

Jonathan Malka, MD and Rebecca Sills of Pediatric Associates
Aventura and Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Ralph E. (Gene) Cash, Ph.D. of Nova Southeastern University, Center for Psychological Studies
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Shahid Randhawa, MD of Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Associates, PA
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Dana Wallace, MD of Florida Center for Allergy and Asthma Care
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Gary Kleiner, MD of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, FL

Antonio Bunker, MD of Southeastern Allergy & Asthma Specialists
Ocala, FL

Jose Arias, MD of Allergy Asthma Specialists
Orlando, FL

Nancy Carrera, RN, School Nurse at Hidden Oaks Elementary School
Orlando, FL

Elvin Mendez, MD of Mendez Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
Port Charlotte, FL

Mary-Margaret Richter, ARNP
Rockledge, FL

Sami Nallamshetty, MD, FACAAI, of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Wesley Chapel, FL

Sample ACE Team Activities:

Dr. Malka presented “Food Allergy Symptoms, Treatment and Testing” to 20 preschool teachers at Mary Help Catholic Church in Parkland, FL.

Ms. Carerra delivered an ACE training to her nursing staff, reviewing signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, the importance of using auto-injectable epinephrine, and the rationale behind carrying two epinephrine auto-injectors everywhere, every day.

On October 17, 2014, Dr. Cash presented “Psychosocial Impact of Life-Threatening Allergies” and Dr. Wallace presented “Causes of Anaphylaxis” at the USAnaphylaxis Summit in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Cash was interviewed for an article titled, “Food Allergy Bullying: How to protect your child from harassment” in the December/January 2013 edition of Living Without.

On February 28, 2014, Dr. Wallace provided the Pro side of the annual AAAAI conference’s “Pro-Con Seminar: Epinephrine for Immunotherapy”. Dr. Wallace debated why all patients on allergy immunotherapy should have an epinephrine auto-injector in the event that they have anaphylaxis. Approximately 150 allergists, medical students, residents, nursing students were in attendance. In addition, she demonstrated how to use all commercially available epinephrine auto-injectors.

Ms. Richter developed a food allergy bus safety protocol for a local elementary school. 


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


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