Food Allergy Awareness Day!

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Activists attending Food Allergy Awareness Day; May 2018 in Albany, NY

Our Association supports annual event at the New York State Capitol

April 15th, 2019

The Allergy Advocacy Association will be making our annual trip to Albany for Food Allergy Awareness Day on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 9am – 2pm. This event is sponsored by NYS Senator Gustavo Rivera and AM Thomas J. Abinanti. We will be there supporting individuals and families with life-threatening allergies, starting with a media event at 12:00pm followed by meetings with state legislators later in the afternoon. Please help our important program of AWARENESS, ALERTNESS and ACTION by joining us in our advocacy efforts. Here are all the location details as well as a few of the newly proposed bills intended to improve access to life-saving epinephrine in New York State.

Wish us luck and we hope to see you there!

Food Allergy Awareness Day!
NYS Capitol Albany, NY
Legislative Office Building
198 State St, Albany, NY 12210
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9am-2pm
Exhibit Location: Glass doors
at the LOB entrance on the
Concourse level
 

Proposed Legislation:

Rx generic epi bill

Assembly bill A.1181

Senate Version of this Bill: S3539

Current Committee:
   Higher Education
Law Section:
   Education Law
Laws Affected:
   Amd §6816-a, Ed L

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the substitution of brand name epinephrine auto-injectors with alternate epinephrine autoinjectors for dispensation by pharmacists.

Elijah's Law

Assembly bill A6971A 2019

Senate Version of this Bill: S218 (same as assembly bill)

Current Committee:
   Assembly Health
Law Section:
   Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
   Amd §2500-h, Pub Health L

AN ACT relating to requiring anaphylactic policies for child care services, setting forth guidelines and procedures to be followed for both the prevention of anaphylaxis and during a medical emergency resulting from anaphylaxis.

PURPOSE:
To reduce, to the extent practicable, incidences of anaphylaxis and other severe allergic reactions among children in the setting of a child care service provider.

Gio's Law

Assembly Bill A3426 2019

2019-2020 Legislative Session

See Senate Version of this Bill: S484

Law Section:
   Executive Law
Laws Affected:
   Add §233, Exec L; add §663, County L; add §209-gg, Gen Muni L; add §3000-e, Pub Health L

Enacts Gio's Law requiring that members of all emergency service providers be trained in the administration of emergency anaphylaxis treatment and to carry emergency anaphylaxis treatment in their vehicles

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the county law, the general municipal law and the public health law, in relation to enacting "Gio's Law" requiring that members of police departments, sheriff's departments, fire departments and emergency medical service providers be trained in the administration of emergency anaphylaxis treatment and to carry emergency anaphylaxis treatment in their vehicles. 

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