Senate Bill 126: Access to Epinephrine Auto-Injectors in Public Facilities

Allergy Doctor, Peachtree City, Atlanta, Georgia

Senate Bill 126

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In 2013, Georgia became one of the first states to pass legislation authorizing public and private schools to stock a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors in their facilities (House Bill 337).  This year, the Georgia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 126, which provides access to auto-injectors in public facilities such as restaurants, sporting facilities, amusement parks, resorts, and sports and recreation camps.  The bill provides for emergency public access stations to allow a “lay rescuer” to consult with a medical professional to administer or make available epinephrine auto-injectors in the case of a medical emergency.  This measure could be life-saving for anyone in a public facility suffering an anaphylactic reaction.

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