2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:61D-14 - Development of policy.
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.