100.029.Requirement for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors in Texas Schools.


Requirement for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors in Texas Schools: The Texas Medical Association supports legislation that (1) requires all Texas schools, pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, to have epinephrine auto-injectors available on their campuses and at school activities to treat acute life-threatening allergic emergencies; (2) includes a mandate for school personnel to be trained to recognize and treat allergic emergencies; and (3) would amend Section 74.151(a) of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code to state that physicians prescribing unassigned epinephrine auto-injectors for use in schools and athletic settings, and nurses and trained school personnel administering epinephrine auto-injectors during medical emergencies, not be liable for civil damages unless the act was willfully or wantonly negligent (Res. 301-A-14).

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October 07, 2016