SACRAMENTO: Three premier allergy physicians are strongly urging Governor Jerry Brown to sign SB 669, which provides new hope to children and adults who suffer from life-threatening allergies. Authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), SB 669 would allow California to join a growing group of states that provide training in the proper use of emergency epinephrine auto-injectors – otherwise known as EpiPens – by making these auto-injectors available by prescription to individuals who have successfully completed specified training and certification.
The proposed legislation, which passed on the final week of legislative session, has gained the backing of Dr. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, one of the nation’s leading allergy physicians who leads translational research and clinical studies at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and directs the Nadeau Laboratory at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
“…the bill would allow for a process where volunteers such as Scout leaders and Little League coaches may be certified to carry an epinephrine auto injector (EAI) and administer as needed,” Dr. Nadeau writes in a letter to Governor Brown. “Allowing volunteers, particularly those that work with children, to be prepared for an allergic emergency makes good medical sense.”
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Source: State Senator Bob Huff