3544 Use of Epinephrine Auto-Injector Devices

Adoption Date: 3/27/2003, Revised: 6/5/2003
3000 - Business and Non-Instructional
Non-Instructional Operations
3544 Use of Epinephrine Auto-Injector Devices

The Lakeland Central School District recognizes that early use of Epinephrine can enhance the survival rate of individuals from incidents of anaphylaxis. Therefore, it is the policy of the Board of Education to make Epinephrine Auto Injectors (commonly known as Epi-Pens) available to registered nurses and substitute registered nurses employed by the District and to authorize their use in accordance with the Medical Practice Act (§6527[4][a], Education Law), the Nurse Practice Act (§6908[1][a][iv], Education Law) and §3000-c of the Public Health Law. An emergency health care provider, as defined in §3000-c of the Public Health Law, shall be appointed to provide medical oversight for the use of Epinephrine Auto Injectors by District employees.

The Superintendent, in collaboration with the school physician and emergency health care provider, shall develop regulations and protocols governing the use of Epinephrine Auto Injectors by employees of the District

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