18A:61D-14 Development of policy.
4. a. An institution of higher education may develop a policy, in accordance with the guidelines established by the secretary pursuant to section 6 of P.L.2013, c.211 (C.18A:61D-16), for the emergency administration of epinephrine via a pre-filled auto-injector mechanism to a member of the campus community for anaphylaxis when a medical professional is not available. The policy shall:
(1)permit a trained designee, under the guidance of a licensed campus medical professional, to administer epinephrine via a pre-filled auto-injector mechanism to a member of the campus community for whom the designee is responsible, when the designee in good faith believes that the member of the campus community is having an anaphylactic reaction;
(2)permit a trained designee, when responsible for the safety of one or more members of the campus community, to carry in a secure but easily accessible location a supply of pre-filled epinephrine auto-injectors that is prescribed under a standing protocol from a licensed physician; and
(3)provide that the licensed campus medical professional shall have responsibility for : training designees on how to identify an anaphylactic reaction, how to identify the indications for when to use epinephrine, and how to administer epinephrine via a pre-filled auto-injector mechanism; and distributing prescribed pre-filled epinephrine auto-injectors to trained designees.
b.Each institution of higher education that develops a policy pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall designate a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice nurse, or registered nurse who is appropriately licensed by the State of New Jersey to serve as the licensed campus medical professional.
c.A licensed campus medical professional is authorized to:
(1)establish and administer a standardized training protocol for the emergency administration of epinephrine by trained designees;
(2)ensure that trained designees have satisfactorily completed the training protocol;
(3)obtain a supply of pre-filled epinephrine auto-injectors under a standing protocol from a licensed physician; and
(4)control distribution to trained designees of pre-filled epinephrine auto-injectors.
L.2013, c.211, s.4.
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