An Act To Increase Access to and Reduce the Cost of Epinephrine Autoinjectors by Amending the Definition of "Epinephrine Autoinjector"
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §254, sub-§5, ¶C, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 531, §1, is amended to read:
(1) A student who self-administers an asthma inhaler or an epinephrine pen autoinjector must have the prior written approval of the student's primary health care provider and, if the student is a minor, the prior written approval of the student's parent or guardian.
(2) The student's parent or guardian must submit written verification to the school from the student's primary health care provider confirming that the student has the knowledge and the skills to safely possess and use an asthma inhaler or an epinephrine pen autoinjector in school.
(3) The school nurse shall evaluate the student's technique to ensure proper and effective use of an asthma inhaler or an epinephrine pen autoinjector in school.
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §6305, sub-§1, ¶C, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 526, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 22 MRSA §2150-F, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 231, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. 4. 22 MRSA §2496, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2009, c. 211, Pt. A, §9, is further amended to read:
Sec. 5. 30-A MRSA §3108, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 588, §1, is amended to read:
§ 3108. Asthma inhalers and epinephrine pens autoinjectors
Municipal employees and volunteers that operate or assist in any municipal recreational program or camp may receive training on how to administer asthma inhalers and epinephrine pens autoinjectors as defined in Title 22, section 2150-F, subsection 3. Municipal employees and volunteers may possess and administer prescribed asthma inhalers and epinephrine pens autoinjectors in order to provide emergency aid.
This bill amends the definition of "epinephrine autoinjector" in different Titles of the Maine Revised Statutes to include devices approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration that deliver a specific dose of epinephrine by means other than automatic injection of epinephrine into the human body. The bill changes references to epinephrine pen to epinephrine autoinjector.