HB2729 HH&HR AMT 3-4

    The Committee on Health and Human Resources moves to amend the bill, beginning on page one, by striking out the title of the bill in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-5-22c, relating to epinephrine auto-injectors; allowing schools to voluntarily maintain and use epinephrine auto-injectors; providing for the administration of an auto-injector by a school nurse or other trained and authorized nonmedical school personnel for emergency care or treatment of anaphylactic reactions; allowing the issuance of standing orders and protocols by physicians to schools to obtain epinephrine auto-injectors; setting forth notice requirements; allowing students who self-inject to use the school supply of epinephrine auto-injectors; setting forth immunity from liability for school nurses and trained and authorized nonmedical school personnel; allowing county school boards to participate in free or discounted manufacturer sponsored pharmaceutical programs to obtain epinephrine auto-injectors; providing for data collection and reporting requirements; and setting forth rule-making authority to effectuate the provisions of the section.”