PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.17744a Auto-injectable epinephrine; prescribing or issuing to authorizing entity.
(1) Notwithstanding any provision of this act to the contrary, a prescriber may issue a prescription for and a dispensing prescriber or pharmacist may dispense auto-injectable epinephrine to an authorized entity. When issuing a prescription for or dispensing auto-injectable epinephrine to an authorized entity as authorized under this section, the prescriber, dispensing prescriber, or pharmacist, as appropriate, shall insert the name of the authorized entity as the name of the patient.
(2) A school employee who is a licensed registered professional nurse or who is trained in the administration of an epinephrine auto-injector under section 1179a of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1179a, may possess and administer an epinephrine auto-injector dispensed to a school board under this section.
(3) An authorized entity as defined in subsection (6)(b) may acquire and stock a supply of auto-injectable epinephrine under a prescription as authorized in this section. An authorized entity as defined in subsection (6)(b) that acquires and stocks a supply of auto-injectable epinephrine is subject to section 17744d.
(4) A law enforcement officer or firefighter of an authorized entity as defined in subsection (6)(c) may, subject to section 2 of the law enforcement and firefighter access to epinephrine act, possess and administer auto-injectable epinephrine dispensed to the entity under this section.
(5) A prescriber who issues a prescription for or a dispensing prescriber or pharmacist who dispenses auto-injectable epinephrine to an authorized entity as authorized under this section is not liable in a civil action for a properly stored and dispensed epinephrine auto-injector that was a proximate cause of injury or death to an individual due to the administration of or failure to administer the epinephrine auto-injector.
(6) As used in this section, "authorized entity" means any of the following:
(a) A school board for the purpose of meeting the requirements of section 1179a of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1179a.
(b) A person or governmental entity that operates or conducts a business or activity at which allergens capable of causing anaphylaxis may be present, including, but not limited to, a recreation camp, youth sports league, amusement park, nonpublic school, religious institution, or sports arena.
(c) An eligible entity authorized to purchase, possess, and distribute auto-injectable epinephrine under the law enforcement and firefighter access to epinephrine act.
History: Add. 2013, Act 186, Eff. Mar. 14, 2014
Am. 2015, Act 221, Eff. Mar. 16, 2016
Am. 2020, Act 311, Imd. Eff. Dec. 29, 2020
Popular Name: Act 368