CHAPTER 368ll
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

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Sec. 19a-900. Use of cartridge injector by staff member of before or after school program, day camp or day care facility.

      Sec. 19a-900. Use of cartridge injector by staff member of before or after school program, day camp or day care facility. (a) For the purposes of this section:

      (1) "Before or after school program" means any educational or recreational program for children administered in any building or on the grounds of any school by a local or regional board of education or other municipal agency, before or after regular school hours, or both, but does not include a program that is licensed by the Department of Public Health;

      (2) "Cartridge injector" means an automatic prefilled cartridge injector or similar automatic injectable equipment used to deliver epinephrine in a standard dose for emergency first aid response to allergic reactions;

      (3) "Day camp" means any recreational camp program operated by a municipal agency; and

      (4) "Day care facility" means any child day care center or group day care home, as defined in subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (a) of section 19a-77, that is excluded from the licensing requirements of sections 19a-77 to 19a-87, inclusive, by subsection (b) of section 19a-77.

      (b) Upon the request and with the written authorization of the parent or guardian of a child attending any before or after school program, day camp or day care facility, and pursuant to the written order of (1) a physician licensed to practice medicine, (2) a physician assistant licensed to prescribe in accordance with section 20-12d, or (3) an advanced practice registered nurse licensed to prescribe in accordance with sections 20-94a and 20-94b, the owner or operator of such before or after school program, day camp or day care facility shall approve and provide general supervision to an identified staff member trained to administer medication with a cartridge injector to such child if the child has a medically diagnosed allergic condition that may require prompt treatment in order to protect the child against serious harm or death. Such staff member shall be trained in the use of a cartridge injector by a licensed physician, physician's assistant, advanced practice registered nurse or registered nurse or shall complete a course in first aid offered by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, the National Ski Patrol, the Department of Public Health or any director of health.

      (P.A. 05-144, S. 2; 05-272, S. 35.)

      History: P.A. 05-272 amended Subsec. (a)(1) by redefining "Before or after school program" to include programs administered, rather than offered, by a school board or municipality and by removing private providers from the definition, and amended Subsec. (b) by changing "and" to "or" in provision re training and education of staff members.

      See Sec. 52-557b(h) re immunity of staff member from civil liability for rendering emergency assistance by using a cartridge injector.

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