Summary: S.1972 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1972. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.