2015 Kentucky Revised Statutes
CHAPTER 311 - PHYSICIANS, OSTEOPATHS, PODIATRISTS, AND RELATED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
311.645 Definitions for KRS 311.645 to 311.647.

KY Rev Stat § 311.645 (2015) What's This?

Download as PDF 311.645 Definitions for KRS 311.645 to 311.647. As used in KRS 311.645 to 311.647: (1) "Anaphylaxis" means an allergic reaction resulting from sensitization following prior contact with an antigen which can be a life-threatening emergency, including reactions triggered by, among other agents, foods, drugs, injections, insect stings, and physical activity; (2) "Administer" means to directly apply an epinephrine auto-injector to the body of an individual; (3) "Authorized entity" means an entity that may at any time have allergens present that are capable of causing a severe allergic reaction and has an individual who holds a certificate issued under KRS 311.646 on the premises or officially associated with the entity. The term includes but is not limited to restaurants, recreation camps, youth sports leagues, theme parks and resorts, and sports arenas; (4) "Certified individual" means an individual who successfully completes an approved educational training program and obtain a certificate, as described in KRS 311.646; (5) "Epinephrine auto-injector" means a single-use device used to administer a premeasured dose of epinephrine; (6) "Health-care practitioner" means a physician or other health-care provider who has prescriptive authority; and (7) "Self-administration" means an individual's administration of an epinephrine autoinjector on herself or himself. Effective: June 24, 2015 History: Created 2015 Ky. Acts ch. 113, sec. 29, effective June 24, 2015. Legislative Research Commission Note (6/24/2015). 2015 Ky. Acts ch. 113, sec. 32 provides that this statute and KRS 311.646 and 311.647 created in 2015 Ky. Acts ch. 113, secs. 29, 30, and 31 may be cited as the "Emergency Allergy Treatment Act."

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