Montana – Stock Epinephrine Law
Montana has a law in place for using epinephrine in emergency situations.
Authorize emergency use of epinephrine in a school setting
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. Allergy & Asthma Network supports stock epinephrine implementation in schools and provides education and resources to support a seamless rollout.
For more information, visit:
Michael Zacharisen, MD, Merissa Gordon, and Penny Zacharisen of Family Allergy and Asthma Care
Sample ACE Team Activities:
On November 23, 2015, Dr. Zacharisen repurposed a blog article about red meat allergies and anaphylaxis titled, “Hunters Beware: Allergy to Deer, elk, bear, antelope and buffalo” and posted it on his practice Facebook page.
Dr. Zacharisen and Ms. Gordon presented “Anaphylaxis Readiness at Monforton School” to 28 school teachers, staff, school nurse and administrator.
In January 2014, Dr. Zacharisen published an article in Montana Parent magazine titled, “Preventing Food Allergies”. In this article, Dr. Zacharisen answers five questions about babies and preventing food allergies.
With the support of the State of Montana Department of Health, Dr. Zacharisen recorded a video titled “Anaphylaxis Readiness for Montana Schools” on September 23, 2014 in order to reach all teachers across the state. Total public school enrollment in Montana is 144,000.
Questions about state legislation, ACE activities or getting involved?
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 L.P.