Good Samaritan Law

Posted on: Wed, 01/22/2003 - 2:23am
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(I posted this question elsewhere, if it looks familiar [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] )

I found out that in the state of NJ, only a nurse or principal are allowed to administer and epi pen. I told the principal that wasn't acceptable and he agreed. We have 2 schools that are connected and the nurse is in the other building and so is he. I am looking into how a teacher would fall under the "Good Samaritan Law." Anyone know just how that law fits for this type of situation?
With the teacher accepting the student and training of "why" and the "how-to" of the epi pen, she/he should fall under that law. Right??
Take care....
Ginger

Posted on: Wed, 01/22/2003 - 3:35am
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Hi Ginger,
In NJ you can have a teacher or any other school personnel, who agrees to accept the responsibility, appointed as a delegate. They will be trained on how to spot a reaction and how to administer the epi. If you would like for me to put you in touch with somebody who currently has this for their child, let me know.
Andrea

Posted on: Wed, 01/22/2003 - 10:39am
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Ginger
How did you find out the information for your state? Did it come from the school or did you contact someone or some agency?
thanks

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