With the changes in New York State leadership, it is a good time to reflect on our legislative accomplishments over the past ten years and the future for other potential opportunities. Working with activists, medical professionals and legislators and their staff, the Allergy Advocacy Association has helped create a positive change for those suffering from life threatening allergies. We look forward to even more progress in the years to come.
August 19th, 2021
By Jon Terry
Greetings from Brockport. I sincerely hope all readers of our monthly e-newsletter have had a safe and healthy summer.
Now that a new state governor is taking over in Albany, I think it’s a good time to review legislative achievements of activist advocates on behalf of individuals at risk for anaphylaxis and families dealing with life-threatening allergies.
During the last 10 years in NYS, the governor has signed into law five very important bills.
- The Nurse Authorized Stock Epinephrine Act.
This law authorizes public central schools the ability to obtain a non-patient prescription so they can possess and administer epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) devices in anaphylaxis emergency situations.
NASE has been enacted in 47 states across America, including NY. According to data from the America Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, in just a few years after enactment, NASE has saved THOUSANDS of lives in central school districts all across our country.1