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20 ILCS 2610/40
(20 ILCS 2610/40)
Training; administration of epinephrine.
(a) This Section, along with Section 10.19 of the Illinois Police Training Act, may be referred to as the Annie LeGere Law.
(b) For the purposes of this Section, "epinephrine auto-injector" means a single-use device used for the automatic injection of a pre-measured dose of epinephrine into the human body prescribed in the name of the Department.
(c) The Department may conduct or approve a training program for State Police officers to recognize and respond to anaphylaxis, including, but not limited to:
(1) how to recognize symptoms of an allergic reaction;
(2) how to respond to an emergency involving an
(3) how to administer an epinephrine auto-injector;
(4) how to respond to an individual with a known
allergy as well as an individual with a previously unknown allergy;
(5) a test demonstrating competency of the knowledge
required to recognize anaphylaxis and administer an epinephrine auto-injector; and
(6) other criteria as determined in rules adopted by
(d) The Department may authorize a State Police officer who has completed the training program under subsection (c) to carry, administer, or assist with the administration of epinephrine auto-injectors whenever he or she is performing official duties.
(e) The Department must establish a written policy to control the acquisition, storage, transportation, administration, and disposal of epinephrine auto-injectors before it allows any State Police officer to carry and administer epinephrine auto-injectors.
(f) A physician, physician's assistant with prescriptive authority, or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority may provide a standing protocol or prescription for epinephrine auto-injectors in the name of the Department to be maintained for use when necessary.
(g) When a State Police officer administers an epinephrine auto-injector in good faith, the officer and the Department, and its employees and agents, including a physician, physician's assistant with prescriptive authority, or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority who provides a standing order or prescription for an epinephrine auto-injector, incur no civil or professional liability, except for willful and wanton conduct, as a result of any injury or death arising from the use of an epinephrine auto-injector.
(Source: P.A. 99-711, eff. 1-1-17; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-648, eff. 7-31-18.)