Camp Access to Epi-pens in Washington State

Epi-pen

New Epi-pen law for Washington State

SB 6421 passed and was signd into law March 10, 2016. The law amends the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 70.54.  The law may be viewed Chapter 10, 2016 Laws. The law is effective June 9th, 2016. 

Changes that will Affect Camps

  • Authorized health care providers may prescribe epinephrine autoinjectors in the name of authorized entities, including recreation camps.   
  • An authorized entity may acquire and stock a supply of epinepherine autoinjectors pursuant to a perscription isued in accordance with the code. 
  • Authorized entities must first complete training as described in the code, then the entity may seek out an authorized prescriber, and stock the epinephrine autoinjectors in their health center.
  • There are reporting requirements associated with the new code.