California Epinephrine Law: Revisions Coming Soon
In October of 2013, SB 669 was signed, which laid the groundwork for an overhaul of California’s epinephrine auto-injector protocols and law. SB 669 authorizes an off-duty pre-hospital emergency medical care person or lay rescuer to use an epinephrine auto-injector to provide emergency care to a person. A requirement of the bill is for the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) to approve training providers and to establish and approve standards for training and the use and administration of epinephrine auto-injectors.
To view more information from the California Emergency Medical Services Authority, read the entire bill on the California epinephrine law update and request updates on SB 669, CLICK HERE.
SB 669 Implementation: What to expect
Beginning in August of this year, a new taskforce of EMS stakeholders and Subject Matter experts will gather to assist in the development of standards required by SB 669. The entire process should be completed by January, 2016. For more detailed information about the estimated implementation timeline, please see the table below.