(A) The anaphylaxis training required by section 3728.03 of the Revised Code may be any of the following:

Terms Used In Ohio Code 3728.04

  • Administer epinephrine: means to inject an individual with epinephrine using an autoinjector in a manufactured dosage form. See Ohio Code 3728.01
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Qualified entity: means any public or private entity that is associated with a location where allergens capable of causing anaphylaxis may be present, including child day-care centers, colleges and universities, places of employment, restaurants, amusement parks, recreation camps, sports playing fields and arenas, and other similar locations, except that "qualified entity" does not include either of the following:

    Ohio Code 3728.01

(1) Training conducted by a nationally recognized organization that has experience in providing training in emergency health care to individuals who are not health care professionals;

(2) Training by individuals or organizations approved by the department of health under section 3728.11 of the Revised Code;

(3) Classes approved by the department under section 3728.11 of the Revised Code.

(B) Training may be completed in person or through an online system. The training must cover all of the following and may include any other material the organization or individual conducting it or the department considers appropriate:

(1) Ways of recognizing the signs and symptoms of severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis;

(2) Standards and procedures for administration of epinephrine and storage of epinephrine autoinjectors;

(3) Emergency follow-up procedures.

(C) An individual must successfully complete training before being authorized to administer epinephrine under section 3728.03 of the Revised Code and every two years thereafter. A qualified entity may authorize an individual to administer epinephrine only if the individual provides the entity with a certificate issued by the organization or individual conducting the training attesting to successful completion. The certificate must be on a form developed by the department of health under section 3728.11 of the Revised Code.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 200, §1, eff. 9/8/2016.