S.1972 - Airline Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL] (Introduced 08/05/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/05/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1972 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/05/2015)
Airline Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act of 2015
This bill directs the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to clarify, and to require air carriers (including foreign carriers) to clarify, that 1:1,000 epinephrine ampules included in emergency medical kits carried on aircraft are to be used for the treatment of anaphylaxis.
The FAA shall require an air carrier to:
- carry on each aircraft at least two packs of epinephrine auto-injectors for use as the initial treatment for anaphylaxis,
- replace them upon expiration or use, and
- train air crewmembers on how to recognize the symptoms of an acute allergic reaction and administer auto-injectable epinephrine.
The Government Accountability Office shall report to Congress on air carrier policies relating to passengers with food allergies.