New York – Stock Epinephrine Law
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly Bill A07791A/Senate Bill S7262A into law on October 30, 2014. Education Law 921 and 921*2 authorizes schools to stock emergency supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors and allows school nurses or designated personnel to administer epinephrine to students experiencing anaphylaxis. New York became the 45th state to approve stock epinephrine legislation.
In addition, Governor Cuomo signed into law Assembly Bill A9334B/Senate Bill S7758, which ensures students’ rights to self-carry and administer prescribed epinephrine auto-injectors in school. New York becomes the 50th and final U.S. state to do so. New York students already have the right to self-carry prescribed asthma medications including bronchodilator inhalers.
Allegy & Asthma Network Press Release
Allergy & Asthma Network Hails Major Victory For Students’ Rights To Carry Medications at School
Madeline Lillie, MD, PhD, MS of Buffalo Amherst Allergy Associates
Janice McPhee, RN of Ballston Spa Central School District
Ballston Spa, NY
Robert Mittman, MD
Jon Terry and Janet Goldman of Allergy Advocacy Association
Tom Adler of Westside Allergy Care
Kelly Naab, PNP of Williamsville Pediatric Center
Paul Steinberg, MD of Bassett Healthcare
Patricia Smith, NP, AE-C
Colleen Foley, RN of Covert Avenue School
Howard Ritz, MPAS, PA-C of Adirondack ENT
Glens Falls, NY
Judy Hoffman, RN
Lisa Roth, MD of Roth Allergy Care
Rita Molloy, RN of Bay Shore UFSD
Connie Griffin, RN, AE-C, NCSN of Valley Central Middle School
Alicia Christian, RN of Avenues: The World School
New York, NY
Purvi Parikh, MD
Allergist with Allergy & Asthma Associates of Murray Hills
New York, NY
New York, NY
Greg Puglisi, MD
Allergist with Mid Island Allergy Group
William Browne, RRT, AE-C
Theresa Bingemann, MD of Rochester General Health System and Cora Conklin
Rochester, NY and Henrietta, NY
John Condemi, MD of AAIR
S. Shahzad Mustafa, MD of University of Rochester Medical Center
Allison Ramsey, MD of Rochester Regional Health System
Anitha Shrikhande, MD of Westside Allergy Care
Maureen Mackenzie of John S. Hobart Elementary School
Vanessa Walker, Pharmacist with The APhTi Project
St. Albans, NY
Mendy Thorsland, RN of Watkins Glen Elementary School
Watkins Glen, NY
Sample ACE Team Activities:
Ms. McPhee uses ALAA and Network materials to educate staff about latex allergies. Her school district is educating teachers and parents about changing old habits in the use of balloons. In addition, the district removed latex-containing materials from its purchasing bid list as a means to prevent latex from being in the school.
Ms. Nabb provided local schools (Buffalo, NY) with four anaphylaxis education presentations between August and September 2015.
In September and October 2015, Mrs. Griffin met individually with 27 Valley Central Middle School students and 32 parents to train them about anaphylaxis awareness and preparedness.
Ms. Foley was the subject of an ACE spotlight article, “A School Nurse Makes a Difference” in the Fall 2015 edition of Allergy & Asthma Today.
On September 4, The Weather Channel broadcast an interview during “Wake Up With Al” about traveling with allergies, featuring Dr. Purvi Parikh, Allergy & Asthma Network National Spokesperson. 2 Million viewers and 60 Million UVPM
On July 17, 2015, Medscape published an article written by Dr. S. Shazhad Mustafa titled “Anaphylaxis Treatment & Management”.
Dr. Bingemann and Jon Terry provided an ACE presentation to 47 Brookside Elementary School staff members in Greece, NY on October 21, 2015. Participants received ACE materials including the Anaphylaxis Guide, Be SAFE brochure, and Anaphylaxis Action Plan.
Howard Ritz, PA facilitated an information seminar about anaphylaxis and its treatment for parents, teachers, school nurses, emergency first responders and others.
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