Pupil Use of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Section 200:44-a

    200:44-a Anaphylaxis Training Required. –
I. (a) Designated assistive personnel shall complete an anaphylaxis training program prior to providing or administering an epinephrine auto-injector at least every 2 years following completion of the initial anaphylaxis training program. Such training shall be conducted based on resources provided by the National Association of School Nurses, the Food and Allergy Anaphylaxis Network, or the New Hampshire School Nurses' Association. Training shall be conducted online or in person and, at a minimum, shall cover:
(1) Techniques on how to recognize symptoms of severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.
(2) Standards and procedures for the storage and administration of an epinephrine auto-injector.
(3) Emergency follow-up procedures.
(b) The school nurse conducting the anaphylaxis training shall maintain a list of individuals who have successfully completed the anaphylaxis training program.
II. Not later than January 1, 2017, the department of education, in consultation with the New Hampshire School Nurses' Association, shall develop and make available to all schools guidelines for the management of students with life-threatening allergies. The guidelines shall include, but not be limited to implementation of the following by a school nurse: education and training for designated unlicensed assistive personnel on the management of students with life-threatening allergies, including training related to the administration of an epinephrine auto-injector; procedures for responding to life-threatening allergic reactions; the development of individualized health care plans and allergy action plans for every student with a known life-threatening allergy; and protocols to prevent exposure to allergens. Not later than September 1, 2017, each school district, under the direction of a school nurse, shall implement a plan based on the guidelines developed pursuant to this section for the management of students with life-threatening allergies enrolled in the schools under its jurisdiction, and make such plan available to the public.

Source. 2016, 39:2, eff. July 2, 2016.