A bill making various changes to the administration of epinephrine auto-injectors, like Epi Pens, has been signed into law by Governor Lamont.
Among other things, it allows a trained individual to administer an epinephrine auto-injector to someone experiencing an allergic reaction, if he or she acts with reasonable care. It grants such individuals immunity from civil and criminal liability if they are not licensed health care providers and administer an epinephrine auto-injector in the ordinary course of their employment.
The bill was co-sponsored by Danbury Representative David Arconti, Bill Buckbee of New Milford, Kent Representative Maria Horn, Mitch Bolinsky of Newtown and Senator Tony Hwang, whose district includes Newtown. It passed unanimously in the House and Senate.