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Chapter 321

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  321.621.  Epinephrine auto-injector devices, statewide standing order issued for certain areas, when — limitation on possession and use — fund created. — 1.  For the purposes of this section, "qualified first responder" shall mean any state and local law enforcement agency staff, fire department personnel, fire district personnel, or licensed emergency medical technician who is acting under the directives and established protocols of a medical director who comes in contact with a person suffering from an anaphylactic reaction and who has received training in recognizing and responding to anaphylactic reactions and the administration of epinephrine auto-injector devices to a person suffering from an apparent anaphylactic reaction.  "Qualified first responder agencies" shall mean any state or local law enforcement agency, fire department, or ambulance service that provides documented training to its staff related to the administration of epinephrine auto-injector devices in an apparent anaphylactic reaction.

  2.  The director of the department of health and senior services, if a licensed physician, may issue a statewide standing order for epinephrine auto-injector devices for adult patients to fire protection districts in nonmetropolitan areas in Missouri as such areas are determined according to the United States Census Bureau's American Community Survey, based on the most recent of five-year period estimate data in which the final year of the estimate ends in either zero or five.  If the director of the department of health and senior services is not a licensed physician, the department of health and senior services may employ or contract with a licensed physician who may issue such a statewide order with the express consent of the director.

  3.  Possession and use of epinephrine auto-injector devices for adult patients shall be limited as follows:

  (1)  No person shall use an epinephrine auto-injector device pursuant to this section unless such person has successfully completed a training course in the use of epinephrine auto-injector devices for adult patients approved by the director of the department of health and senior services.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of an epinephrine auto-injector device:

  (a)  By a health care professional licensed or certified by this state who is acting within the scope of his or her practice; or

  (b)  By a person acting pursuant to a lawful prescription;

  (2)  Every person, firm, organization and entity authorized to possess and use epinephrine auto-injector devices for adult patients pursuant to this section shall use, maintain and dispose of such devices for adult patients in accordance with the rules of the department;

  (3)  Every use of an epinephrine auto-injector device pursuant to this section shall immediately be reported to the emergency health care provider as defined in section 190.246.

  4.  (1)  Use of an epinephrine auto-injector device pursuant to this section shall be considered first aid or emergency treatment for the purpose of any law relating to liability.

  (2)  Purchase, acquisition, possession or use of an epinephrine auto-injector device pursuant to this section shall not constitute the unlawful practice of medicine or the unlawful practice of a profession.

  (3)  Any person otherwise authorized to sell or provide an epinephrine auto-injector device may sell or provide it to a person authorized to possess it pursuant to this section.

  5.  (1)  There is hereby created in the state treasury the "Epinephrine Auto-injector Devices for Fire Personnel Fund", which shall consist of money collected under this section.  The state treasurer shall be custodian of the fund.  In accordance with sections 30.170 and 30.180, the state treasurer may approve disbursements.  The moneys in the fund as set forth in this section shall be subject to appropriation by the general assembly for the particular purpose for which collected.  The fund shall be a dedicated fund and money in the fund shall be used solely by the department of health and senior services for the purposes of providing epinephrine auto-injector devices for adult patients to qualified first responder agencies as used in this section.

  (2)  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, any moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the biennium shall not revert to the credit of the general revenue fund.

  (3)  The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the fund in the same manner as other funds are invested.  Any interest and moneys earned on such investments shall be credited to the fund.

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(L. 2020 H.B. 1682)


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