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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

W. Va. CSR 15-12-7

Summary Title

Scope of Practice: Pharmacist Administering Epi Pen in Emergencies

Summary

A pharmacist or pharmacy intern authorized to administer immunizations can administer epinephrine in an emergent allergic reaction.

Full Title

Emergencies

Full Text

7.1. A pharmacist or licensed pharmacy intern authorized to administer immunizations under this rule may administer epinephrine and diphenhydramine in the management of an acute allergic reaction to an immunization following guidelines issued by CDC for such situations. 7.2. A pharmacist or licensed pharmacy intern shall have a readily retrievable emergency response plan as outlined by the CDC, and maintain a readily retrievable emergency kit to manage an acute allergic reaction to an immunization administered.