State laws have been updated to allow physicians to prescribe epinephrine auto-injectors to businesses and the general public with proper training and certification. The epinephrine certification card issued by the EMS Authority allows an individual to obtain a prescription for and administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a person experiencing anaphylaxis, with civil liability protection.
To obtain an epinephrine auto-injector certification card an individual must submit to the EMS Authority:
- The certification application
- Proof of training from an EMSA approved epinephrine auto-injector training program
- A current CPR/AED certification card
- The $15.00 fee.
- Request for Replacement Card
- EMSA approved training programs
STOCKING EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTORS
Busineses and other organizations may obtain a prescription for and stock epinephrine auto-injectors if they employ or utilize a volunteer that is an EMSA-certified lay rescuer as provided above. To receive the epinephrine auto-injector(s) the business would need to take the EMSA certification card to a physician to receive a prescription. The prescription can then be filled by a pharmacy. A business that stocks epinephrine auto-injectors is required to keep records, create and maintain an operations plan, and report to EMSA when an epinephrine auto-injector is used.
TRAINING PROGRAM APPROVAL
For those wishing to become an EMSA approved epinephrine auto-injector training program, please fill out and send the below application, with the required documentation and the $500 fee to the EMS Authority.
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