Bill to require EMTs to carry epinephrine in Massachusetts

Posted on: Tue, 04/03/2001 - 2:49am
Chris LaPlaca's picture
Joined: 12/22/1999 - 09:00

pOn Wednesday, April 11, 2001, there will be a hearing in front of the Healthcare committee to discuss House Bill 1757. This bill will require all EMTs to carry and use epinephrine. Currently, each town/districts emergency services decide if they will carry and administer epinephrine./p
pThis bill was filed by Rep. David Donnelly from Boston. His office has asked me to get together a panel of parents to tell the Healthcare Committee how this legislation would affect our lives./p
pThe hearing is at 10am at the statehouse in boston, room A1. We would only each have about 3 minutes to speak. /p
pPlease consider coming to this important event. REMEMBER: only people like us really care about this legislation, and it can be life-and-death for us and our loved ones. Help us to put a human face on this to convey to our legislators how important this is. Contact me via email at [email][/email] if you can come. Thanks!/p
p[This message has been edited by Chris LaPlaca (edited April 03, 2001).]/p

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2001 - 4:34am
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

For further information and discussion on this topic go to this thread on the "Legislation" Forum (discussion board)
"US/MA/Important Epinephrine Legislation Pending/April 11, 2001 hearing "
Here is a link directly to this thread
Stay Safe,

Posted on: Fri, 04/06/2001 - 3:24am
Chris LaPlaca's picture
Joined: 12/22/1999 - 09:00

Thanks for all who have responded. If you can't make it, you can "submit testimony" with a letter. Send it to the:
Joint Committee on Health Care
Room 130
State House
Boston, MA 02133
or call: 617-722-2130
Support House Bill 1757! The hearing is next Wednesday (april 11). Put some personal story in your letter of support; how this legislation would affect you and your family! Thanks!

Posted on: Fri, 04/06/2001 - 6:51am
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

Here's some more detailed information I got from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation:
This is an alert to interested parties regarding MASS House Bill # 1757
which would require Mass EMT's to carry and administer epinephrine.
The hearing is scheduled for April 11th at 10 am at the Statehouse.
We're asking as many people as possible to show up for this hearing to
show support for this bill. If you are unable to attend but would like
to submit correspondence in support of this bill, please do so as follows:
Your letter should be on letterhead
Please provide 15 copies (one for each Health Care committee member)
Address your letter to:
Harriett Stanley
Chair, Health Care Department
Statehouse, Room 130
Boston, MA 02133
Re: Bill #1757
You may attach supplemental information (news clippings, etc.) to your
letter. It would be helpful if your letter (and 14 copies) arrives by
Tuesday, April 10th.
Additionally, telephone calls to your Representatives asking for their
support of this bill are crucial. A list of Representatives contact
information can be found at [url=""][/url]
If possible, please copy the AAFA New England office (email
[email][/email] , fax 617.965.8886) on all

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