Indiana – Stock Epinephrine Law
Indiana has a law in place for stocking and using epinephrine to treat anaphylactic reactions in schools. SB245 was signed by the Governor on March 25, 2014.
This law allows a healthcare provider with prescriptive authority to prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine to a school or school district. Sets requirements for certain individuals employed by a school or school district to fill, store, and administer auto-injectable epinephrine. Provides civil immunity for: (1) certain school employees in the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine; and (2) healthcare providers in the prescribing of auto-injectable epinephrine and in the training of school employees in the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine.
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 Indiana. Questions? Contact Brenda Silvia-Torma
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Steven Wise, MD of Allergy Partners of Central Indiana
Mark Holbreich, MD of Allergy and Asthma Consultants
Julie Jacobs, PA
Volunteer, Health Office
St. Pius the X Catholic School
Andrea Tanner, MSN, RN, NCSN of New Albany-Floyd County Schools
New Albany, IN
Sample ACE Team Activities:
In 2015, Allergy Partners of Central Indiana posted blog articles about peanut allergies and other food allergies.
After attending the first USAnaphylaxis Summit in 2013 and working with Kimberly Turner, Allergy & Asthma Network’s Director of Government Affairs, Mark Holbreich, MD convened a task force that included the state Department of Health staff members, doctors and school nurses to recommend the type of legislation needed to ensure students at risk for anaphylaxis are safe at school. Indiana’s governor signed this legislation into law on March 25, 2014. For more details, read the article, “ACE Spotlight: How USAnaphylaxis™ Summits Inspire Change” published in the Summer 2014 edition of Allergy & Asthma Today magazine.
Ms. Andrea Tanner, school nurse in New Albany, IN, developed and delivered anaphylaxis and epinephrine training to every teacher, administrator, counselor, health aide, and school personnel (approximately 1,000 employees) in her school district who work with students with known allergies. In addition, Ms. Tanner also developed and delivered a high school food allergy presentation to all 900 10th grade students and included information about how to protect a friend or classmate with known allergies, identify a reaction, and use epinephrine if a friend needs assistance outside of the school setting.
Questions about state legislation, ACE activities or getting involved?
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