Save Lives through Epinephrine Autoinjector Accessibility

Last updated: May 13, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Pharmacy Related
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Shenna Bellows, Senate 14 - Kennebec County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 641

Position:

Monitoring.

UPDATE: This bill has been voted unanimously Ought Not to Pass.

Summary:

This bill authorizes pharmacists to prescribe and dispense epinephrine autoinjectors at no cost to a person of any age who the pharmacist reasonably believes is at risk of experiencing severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, or to a person who is in a position to assist the other person if the other person is at risk of experiencing severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. It creates a fund within the Department of Health and Human Services to reimburse a pharmacist who has prescribed and dispensed an epinephrine autoinjector and directs the department to adopt routine technical rules to implement the fund.