HOUSE BILL 1317





                        57th Legislature

                2001 Regular Legislative Session


Passed by the House March 9, 2001

  Yeas 96   Nays 2




Speaker of the House of Representatives




Speaker of the House of Representatives





Passed by the Senate April 4, 2001

  Yeas 48   Nays 0



We, Timothy A. Martin and Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1317  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk




                          Chief Clerk

President of the Senate




Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.             




Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                          HOUSE BILL 1317



             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Representatives Ballasiotes and Morell


Read first time 01/23/2001.  Referred to Committee on Health Care.

Removing the expiration date on emergency administration of epinephrine.

    AN ACT Relating to the emergency administration of epinephrine; and amending RCW 18.73.250.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 18.73.250 and 1999 c 337 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) All of the state's ambulance and aid services shall make epinephrine available to their emergency medical technicians in their emergency care supplies.  The emergency medical technician may administer epinephrine to a patient of any age upon the presentation of evidence of a prescription for epinephrine or to a patient under eighteen years of age:

    (a) Upon the request of the patient or his or her parent or guardian; or

    (b) Upon the request of a person who presents written authorization from the patient or his or her parent or guardian making such a request.

    (2) Any emergency medical technician, emergency medical service, or medical program director acting in good faith and in compliance with the provisions of this section shall not be liable for any civil damages arising out of the furnishing or administration of epinephrine.

    (3) Nothing in this section authorizes the administration of epinephrine by a first responder.

    (((4) This section shall expire December 31, 2001.))


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