HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The state House of Representatives has passed legislation to expand the availability of auto-injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions.
House Bill 1351 would allow colleges, restaurants, day care centers, recreation camps, sports arenas and amusement parks to keep a supply of epi-pens.
The measure includes a Good Samaritan clause to protect staffers and employees from liability when they administer the medication.
The legislation is awaiting consideration in the state Senate.
A similar bill enacted last year allowed schools to have epi-pens. The sponsor of both measures, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), said more than 2,645 schools now keep epi-pens on hand.