Utah Legislature HB0101

Download Zipped Amended WordPerfect HB0101.ZIP
[Introduced][Status][Bill Documents][Fiscal Note][Bills Directory]

H.B. 101

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 2:08 PM by ddonat. -->              1     

AMENDMENTS TO EMERGENCY INJECTION

             2     
FOR ANAPHYLACTIC REACTION ACT

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Todd E. Kiser

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends provisions of the Emergency Injection for Anaphylactic Reaction Act.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms;
             14          .    provides that a school, school board, or school official of a primary or secondary
             15      school may not prohibit or dissuade a teacher H. or other school employee .H from receiving
             15a      training to administer,
             16      possessing, storing, or administering an epinephrine auto-injector;
             17          .    requires each primary or secondary school in the state to make an emergency
             18      epinephrine auto-injector available to any teacher H. or other school employee who is .H
             18a      employed at the school H. [ who ] and .H is
             19      qualified to administer an epinephrine auto-injector;
             20          .    requires each primary and secondary school to make training available, regarding
             21      the storage and use of an epinephrine auto-injector, to a teacher H. or other school employee .H
             21a      who volunteers to
             22      take the training; and
             23          .    makes technical changes.
             24      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             25          None
             26      Other Special Clauses:
             27          None


             28      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             29      AMENDS:
             30          26-41-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 37
             31          26-41-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 37
             32          26-41-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 37
             33          26-41-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 37
             34          26-41-106, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 17
             35     
             36      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             37          Section 1. Section 26-41-102 is amended to read:
             38           26-41-102. Definitions.
             39          As used in this chapter:
             40          (1) "Anaphylaxis" means a potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity to a substance.
             41          (a) Symptoms of anaphylaxis may include shortness of breath, wheezing, difficulty
             42      breathing, difficulty talking or swallowing, hives, itching, swelling, shock, or asthma.
             43          (b) Causes of anaphylaxis may include insect sting, food allergy, drug reaction, and
             44      exercise.
             45          [(2) "Designated person" means a person:]
             46          [(a) 18 years of age or older; and]
             47          [(b) who has successfully completed the training program established in Section
             48      26-41-104 .]
             49          [(3)] (2) "Epinephrine auto-injector" means a disposable drug delivery system with a
             50      spring-activated concealed needle that is designed for emergency administration of epinephrine
             51      to provide rapid, convenient first-aid for persons suffering a potentially fatal anaphylactic
             52      reaction.
             53          (3) "Qualified adult" means a person who:
             54          (a) is 18 years of age or older; and
             55          (b) has successfully completed the training program established in Section 26-41-104 .
             56          Section 2. Section 26-41-103 is amended to read:
             57           26-41-103. Voluntary participation.
             58          (1) [(a)] This chapter does not create a duty or standard of care for a person to be


             59      trained in the use and storage of epinephrine auto-injectors. [A decision]
             60          (2) Except as provided in Subsections (3) and (5), a decision by a person to
             61      successfully complete a training program under Section 26-41-104 and to make emergency
             62      epinephrine auto-injectors available under the provisions of this chapter is voluntary.
             63          [(b) Each primary and secondary school in the state, both public and private, may
             64      voluntarily determine whether or not to make emergency epinephrine auto-injectors and trained
             65      personnel available at school.]
             66          [(2) In making a determination under Subsection (1), a school may evaluate the
             67      emergency medical response time to the school and determine whether initiating emergency
             68      medical services is an acceptable alternative to epinephrine auto-injectors and trained
             69      personnel.]
             70          (3) A school, school board, or school official may not prohibit or dissuade a teacher H. or
             70a      other school employee .H at
             71      a primary or secondary school in the state, either public or private, from:
             72          (a) completing a training program under Section 26-41-104 ;
             73          (b) possessing or storing an epinephrine auto-injector on school property if:
             74          (i) the teacher H. or school employee .H is a qualified adult; and
             75          (ii) the possession and storage is in accordance with the training received under Section
             76      26-41-104 ; or
             77          (c) administering an epinephrine auto-injector to any person, if:
             78          (i) the teacher H. or school employee .H is a qualified adult; and
             79          (ii) the administration is in accordance with the training received under Section
             80      26-41-104 .
             81          (4) A school, school board, or school official may encourage a teacher H. or other school
             81a      employee .H to volunteer to
             82      become a qualified adult.
             83          (5) (a) Each primary or secondary school in the state, both public and private, shall
             84      make an emergency epinephrine auto-injector available to any teacher H. or other school
             84a      employee who:
             84b           (i)    is .H employed at the school H. ; and
             85           (ii) [ who ] .H is a qualified adult.
             86          (b) This section does not require a school described in Subsection (5)(a) to keep more
             87      than one emergency epinephrine auto-injector on the school premises, so long as it may be
             88      quickly accessed by a teacher H. or other school employee, .H who is a qualified


             88a      adult H. , .H in the event of an emergency.
             88b           H. (6) No school, school board, or school official shall retaliate or otherwise take
             88c      adverse action against a teacher or other school employee for:
             88d          (a)    volunteering under Subsection (2);
             88e          (b)    engaging in conduct described in Subsection (3); or
             88f          (c)    failing or refusing to become a qualified adult. .H
             89          Section 3. Section 26-41-104 is amended to read:


             90           26-41-104. Training in use of epinephrine auto-injector.
             91          (1) (a) Each primary and secondary school in the state, both public and private, [may
             92      designate one or more school personnel who volunteers to receive] shall make initial and
             93      annual refresher training [from], regarding the storage and emergency use of an epinephrine
             94      auto-injector, available to any teacher H. or other school employee .H who volunteers to
             94a      become a qualified adult.
             95          (b) The training described in Subsection (1)(a) may be provided by the school nurse, or
             96      other [qualified] person qualified to provide such training, designated by the school district
             97      physician, the medical director of the local health department, or the local emergency medical
             98      services director [regarding the storage and emergency use of an epinephrine auto-injector].
             99          (2) A person who provides training under Subsection (1) or (6) shall include in the
             100      training:
             101          (a) techniques for recognizing symptoms of anaphylaxis;
             102          (b) standards and procedures for the storage and emergency use of epinephrine
             103      auto-injectors;
             104          (c) emergency follow-up procedures, including calling the emergency 911 number and
             105      contacting, if possible, the student's parent and physician; and
             106          (d) written materials covering the information required under this Subsection (2).
             107          (3) A [designated person] qualified adult shall retain for reference the written materials
             108      prepared in accordance with Subsection (2)(d).
             109          (4) A public school shall permit a student to possess an epinephrine auto-injector or
             110      possess and self-administer an epinephrine auto-injector if:
             111          (a) the student's parent or guardian signs a statement:
             112          (i) authorizing the student to possess or possess and self-administer an epinephrine
             113      auto-injector; and
             114          (ii) acknowledging that the student is responsible for, and capable of, possessing or
             115      possessing and self-administering an epinephrine auto-injector; and
             116          (b) the student's health care provider provides a written statement that states that:
             117          (i) it is medically appropriate for the student to possess or possess and self-administer
             118      an epinephrine auto-injector; and
             119          (ii) the student should be in possession of the epinephrine auto-injector at all times.
             120          (5) The Utah Department of Health, in cooperation with the state superintendent of


             121      public instruction, shall design forms to be used by public schools for the parental and health
             122      care providers statements described in Subsection (6).
             123          (6) (a) The department:
             124          (i) shall approve educational programs conducted by other persons, to train people
             125      under Subsection (6)(b) of this section, regarding the use and storage of emergency epinephrine
             126      auto-injectors; and
             127          (ii) may, as funding is available, conduct educational programs to train people
             128      regarding the use of and storage of emergency epinephrine auto-injectors.
             129          (b) A person [designated] who volunteers to receive training to administer an
             130      epinephrine auto-injector under the provisions of this Subsection (6) must demonstrate a need
             131      for the training to the department, which may be based upon occupational, volunteer, or family
             132      circumstances, and shall include:
             133          (i) camp counselors;
             134          (ii) scout leaders;
             135          (iii) forest rangers;
             136          (iv) tour guides; and
             137          (v) other persons who have or reasonably expect to have responsibility for at least one
             138      other person as a result of the person's occupational or volunteer status.
             139          (7) The department shall adopt rules in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah
             140      Administrative Rulemaking Act, to:
             141          (a) establish and approve training programs in accordance with this section; and
             142          (b) establish a procedure for determining the need for training under Subsection
             143      (6)(b)(v).
             144          Section 4. Section 26-41-105 is amended to read:
             145           26-41-105. Authority to obtain and use an epinephrine auto-injector.
             146          (1) A [person] qualified adult who is [designated by] a teacher H. or other school
             146a      employee .H at a public or private
             147      primary or secondary school in the state [to receive training under Subsection 26-41-104 (1)], or
             148      a school nurse, may obtain from the school district physician, the medical director of the local
             149      health department, or the local emergency medical services director a prescription for
             150      epinephrine auto-injectors.
             151          (2) A [person permitted to administer epinephrine auto-injectors under the provisions


             152      of Subsection 26-41-104 (6)] qualified adult may obtain from a physician, pharmacist, or any
             153      other person or entity authorized to prescribe or sell prescribed medicines or drugs, a
             154      prescription for an epinephrine auto-injector.
             155          [(3) A person authorized to administer an epinephrine auto-injector under the
             156      provisions of this chapter:]
             157          (3) A qualified adult:
             158          (a) may immediately administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a person exhibiting
             159      potentially life-threatening symptoms of anaphylaxis when a physician is not immediately
             160      available; and
             161          (b) shall initiate emergency medical services or other appropriate medical follow-up in
             162      accordance with the training materials retained under Section 26-41-104 after administering an
             163      epinephrine auto-injector.
             164          Section 5. Section 26-41-106 is amended to read:
             165           26-41-106. Immunity from liability.
             166          (1) A [person who has received training under Section 26-41-104 and] qualified adult
             167      who acts in good faith is not liable in any civil or criminal action for any act taken or not taken
             168      under the authority of this chapter with respect to an anaphylactic reaction.
             169          (2) Section 53A-11-601 does not apply to the administration of an epinephrine auto-
             170      injector in accordance with this chapter.




Legislative Review Note
    as of 12-27-07 10:18 AM


Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel


[Bill Documents][Bills Directory]