Use of Inhaler or Epinephrine Auto - Injector by Child At Children's Camp - Mich. Comp. Laws Section 722.127a
(1) If the conditions prescribed in subsection (2) are met, notwithstanding any children's camp policy to the contrary, a minor child may possess and use 1 or more of the following at the children's camp, on camp-sponsored transportation, or at any activity, event, or program sponsored by the children's camp or in which the minor child is participating:
(a) A metered dose inhaler or a dry powder inhaler to alleviate asthmatic symptoms or for use before exercise to prevent the onset of asthmatic symptoms.
(b) An epinephrine auto-injector or epinephrine inhaler to treat anaphylaxis.
(2) Subsection (1) applies to a minor child if all of the following conditions are met:
(a) The minor child has written approval to possess and use the inhaler or epinephrine auto-injector as described in subsection (1) from the minor child's physician or other health care provider authorized by law to prescribe an inhaler or epinephrine auto-injector and from the minor child's parent or legal guardian.
(b) The director or other chief administrator of the minor child's camp has received a copy of each written approval required under subdivision (a) for the minor child.
(c) There is on file at the children's camp a written emergency care plan that contains specific instructions for the minor child's needs, that is prepared by a licensed physician in collaboration with the minor child and the minor child's parent or legal guardian, and that is updated as necessary for changing circumstances.
(3) A children's camp or an owner, director, or employee of a children's camp is not liable for damages in a civil action for injury, death, or loss to person or property allegedly arising from either of the following:
(a) An employee of the children's camp having prohibited a minor child from using an inhaler or epinephrine auto-injector because the conditions prescribed in subsection (2) had not been satisfied.
(b) An employee of the children's camp having permitted a minor child to use or possess an inhaler or epinephrine auto-injector because the conditions prescribed in subsection (2) had been satisfied.
(4) This section does not eliminate, limit, or reduce any other immunity or defense that a camp or an owner, director, or employee of a camp may have under other state law.
(5) A children's camp may request a minor child's parent or legal guardian to provide an extra inhaler or epinephrine auto-injector to designated camp personnel for use in case of emergency. A parent or legal guardian is not required to provide an extra inhaler or epinephrine auto-injector to camp personnel.
(6) A director or other chief administrator of a children's camp who is aware that a minor child possesses an inhaler or epinephrine auto-injector as authorized under this section shall notify each camp employee who supervises the minor child of that fact and of the provisions of this section.
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Last modified: March 21, 2014