Auto-Injectable Epinephine for Schools

February 1, 2017

Effective July 1, 2016 pursuant to Senate Bill 126, Licensed health practitioners are authorized to prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine in the name of a school for use in a school, and pharmacists are authorized to fill prescriptions for auto-injectable epinephrine written in the name of a school.

Per the Georgia Pharmacy Practice Act, Title 26, Chapter 4:

O.C.G.A. 26-4-116.1.

(a) A physician licensed to practice medicine in this state, an advanced practice registered nurse acting pursuant to the authority of Code Section 43-34-25, and a physician assistant acting pursuant to the authority of subsection (e.1) of Code Section 43-34-103 may prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine in the name of a public or private school for use in accordance with Code Section 20-2-776.2 and in accordance with protocol specified by such physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant.

(b) A pharmacist may dispense auto-injectable epinephrine pursuant to a prescription issued in accordance with subsection (a) of this Code section A physician licensed to practice medicine in this state, an advanced practice registered nurse acting pursuant to the authority of Code Section 43-34-25, and a physician assistant acting pursuant to the authority of subsection (e.l) of Code Section 43-34-103 may prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine in the name of an authorized entity in accordance with Code Section 31-1-14.

(c) A pharmacist may dispense auto-injectable epinephrine pursuant to a prescription issued in accordance with subsection (a) or (b) of this Code section.
 

O.C.G.A. 26-4-116.3.

(a) A physician licensed to practice medicine in this state, an advanced practice registered nurse acting pursuant to the authority of Code Section 43-34-25, and a physician assistant acting pursuant to the authority of subsection (e.1) of Code Section 43-34-103 may prescribe levalbuterol sulfate or albuterol sulfate in the name of a public or private school for use in accordance with Code Section 20-2-776.3.

(b) A pharmacist may dispense levalbuterol sulfate or albuterol sulfate pursuant to a prescription issued in accordance with subsection (a) of this Code section.(above).