Maryland – Stock Epinephrine Law

Maryland has a law in place for using epinephrine in emergency situations.

A law which requires local boards of education to create policies regarding the availability and use of auto-injectable epinephrine act relating to emergency anaphylaxis medications in schools
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/NR/rdonlyres/8D232316-E7C2-4A7A-91E2-009E3D36F95C/33209/FAQ_AnaphylaxisGuidanceDoc_08242012_.pdf

Congratulations!  Your state has passed stock-epinephrine laws or regulations that permit an emergency supply of epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in a school. However, our job is not done yet. Each law or regulation must be implemented or put into action by a board or an agency.

The agency or board will then issue administrative rules, guidelines or best practices explaining in detail how it intends to put the law into effect and what a mother, father, caregiver, physician, pharmacist or school nurse must do to comply with the law. The Network is an active resource in these states assisting administrators in a seamless rollout of the stock-epinephrine laws.

ACE Teams:

Mary Nasuta, RN, MS, NCSN, Nurse Coordinator for Harford County Schools
Bel Air, MD

Janet Rose, RN Case Manager/Nurse Delegate for YMCA Tockwogh
Chestertown, MD

Jacqueline Eghrari-Sabet, MD of Family Allergy & Asthma Care
Gaithersburg, MD

Jerry Shier, MD of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Potomac, MD

Sample ACE Team Activities:

Dr. Eghrari-Sabet shared how she “Uses the Media to Save Lives” and address the need for anaphylaxis awareness and preparedness during the 2013 USAnaphylaxis Summit in Washington, DC on October 5, 2013.  In addition to her presentation, Dr. Eghrari-Sabet was an active participant in the summit.

In December 2014, Dr. Eghrari-Sabet provided NBC3 viewers in the Washington, DC market with an overview of preparing for the holidays.  From dust and dander to mold, asthma and food allergies, she shares tips for how to prepared. 

On August 20, 2014, Dr. Eghrari-Sabet provided NBC4 viewers in the Washington, DC market with an overview of preparing your child to go back to school. During this interview, she discusses asthma, food allergies, germs, and ADHD.  During the food allergy segment, she reinforces the need for anaphylaxis action plan and for using an epinephrine auto-injector. 

Dr. Shier planned and participated in the allergy section of the 2013 Montgomery County Public School Back-to-School Health Fair held on Saturday, August. 24, 2013.  Approximately 5,000 parents and students attended. The Network provided anaphylaxis guides and E3 materials.


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


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About Anaphylaxis Community Experts (ACEs):
Anaphylaxis Community Experts is a national, award-winning education, advocacy and outreach partnership program developed and hosted by The Network and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, sponsored by Mylan Specialty, LP.

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